Animal Matter

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Meat scraps/bones  green-lid-bin_6921212517043660186.JPG   red-lid-bin_7914170657522956139.jpg    compost-worm-bokashi-icon_8763626688811866212.png

If you live in an urban residential waste zone (zones 1 - 10), you can dispose of meat scraps and bones in your green lid organics bin.  If you are in a rural zone, and you do not have the option of giving the scraps to domestic animals, please put them in your red lid garbage bin. 

A good idea is to wrap all meat/seafood scraps in paper, freezer bag or plastic container, then place in your freezer until service day.  This will minimise odours in your bin.  Remember to dispose of your parcel (without any plastic bag or wrapping if in your green lid organics bin) being sure to check that the lid of your bin closes tightly. Any food scraps that are left uncovered in an open bin will potentially allow vermin to access your bin.

Did you know that the Bokashi One system allows you to compost meat scraps safely at home?

Carcasses 

Animal carcasses MUST NOT be disposed of in any of your kerbside bins. Please contact your local veterinary for correct disposal options.

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If you live in an urban residential waste zone (zones 1 - 10), you can dispose of animal droppings in your green lid organics bin. They must be loose, wrapped in paper or in a certified compostable bag. If you are in a rural zone, please wrap them and put them in your red lid garbage bin.

Consider adding horse, cow and chicken manure to your compost bin. It is a great source of nitrogen. Mix the manure with carbon rich materials so it breaks down better.

Kitty litter  green-lid-bin_6921212517043660186.JPG  red-lid-bin_7914170657522956139.jpg  photo of kitten in kitty litter

If you live in an urban residential waste zone (zones 1 - 10), you can dispose of kitty litter made from natural, living sources in your green lid organics bin. This includes plain sawdust, commercially produced litters made from pine or cedar, wheat or recycled newspaper. The litter should be put in the bin loose, wrapped in paper or a certified compostable bag. 

Clay-based, sand-based or crystalline litters are not compatible with the green lid bin composting system.  If you use one of these types of litters, or live in a rural zone, please wrap the litter and discard in your red lid garbage bin.

Hair - animal & human green-lid-bin_6921212517043660186.JPG   red-lid-bin_7914170657522956139.jpg    compost-worm-bokashi-icon_8361902305302600134.png

If you live in an urban residential waste zone (zones 1 - 10), you can dispose of any animal or human hair in your green lid organics bin.  If you live in a rural zone, consider adding it to your compost or worm farm.  If this is not possible, please dispose of it in your red lid garbage bin.