What happens to food scraps that go in a food and garden bin?
After your food and garden bin has been collected it's taken to a processor where it gets sorted to remove any items that can’t be composted, like plastics. Food and garden waste is composted and used in agriculture, parks, schools and kindergartens to keep gardens healthy and looking great.
Learn more about the benefits of recycling your food waste by visiting the Back to Earth initiative.
Household waste and recycling collections will continue as normal.
Council waste and recycling facilities, including collection, treatment, disposal and transfer stations, are now open across all of Victoria.
Visitors must follow all directions and instructions for maintaining a COVIDSafe environment.
For more information on the location of your nearest facility, check the waste and recycling advice for your local council area.
For more information and updates, visit the Victorian Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) website.
Want to recycle something else?
Search for another item to find out if it can go in your home recycling bin or if it needs to be dropped off somewhere else.