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Food Recycling coming to every house in the Inner West

Inner West Council to introduce new Food and Garden Waste Recycling Program

Image courtesy of Inner West Council

Did you know that the average Aussie household throws out more than 4kgs of food waste each week? This adds up to over 2.5million tonnes of food in our bins annually and organic material is close to half of what most families throw out. In NSW it’s estimated this costs families up to $965 each week!

In a bid to decrease the amount of food rotting in landfill, releasing methane into the environment and contributing to climate change, the Inner West Council will be rolling out full Food and Garden Waste Recycling in every household this October.

The new food recycling program will include:

🌿 A weekly collection of the green bin from houses for food and garden waste
🌿 In September, a green topped kitchen caddy will be delivered to every house in the Inner West
🌿 A comprehensive education program to be rolled out leading up to the scheme which starts in October – and they’re on the lookout for Community Champions (see below)
🌿 A continuation of the existing scheme for apartment blocks where a burgundy food recycling bin is collected weekly

Image courtesy of Inner West Council
Could you be an Inner West Food Recycling Champion?

To raise awareness of this exciting initiative, Inner West Council are looking for community champions to share their knowledge and help actively engage the community in the food recycling program.

Want to find out more about the program or to volunteer as a Community Champion? Check out the video featuring our fave green thumb Costa Georgiadis here.

For more information on food recycling in the Inner West visit Inner West Council Food Recycling.

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