Kerbside Food Waste

Food waste can be placed in your garden waste bin.

Our food waste collection service turns your household food waste into nourishing compost for Victorian farmers.

Simply place your food waste into your caddy, then empty the food waste contents into your garden waste bin.

If you have a Council garden waste bin, you are eligible to order your FREE benchtop kitchen caddy and liners. 

Learn more about this service by visiting our FAQ Page.

How do I get started?

Collect your FREE caddy and liners

One per household and only households with a garden waste bin are eligible.   

You can collect your caddy and liners from any of the following locations:

Proof of residency will need to be shown on collection – eg. Photo identification required - Driver’s Licence, Passport or Keypass ID.

If you require assistance, please call 1300 322 322.

Restock your caddy liners

  • Available for pick up from Council’s customer service centres in Frankston, Seaford and Langwarrin, at the FRRRC and Carrum Downs Library.
  • If you run out of liners you can put the food straight into the washable caddy or use newspaper or paper towel to line it - no plastic please.
  • Each compostable liner roll provides six months’ supply and residents are advised to replace their kitchen caddy liners every two to three days.
  • As the compostable liners are made from 100% plant based product, the liners have a limited shelf life. Storing them in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight will help preserve their condition.

How do I order a garden waste bin?

You can order a garden waste bin by calling Council on 1300 322 322 or learn more about bin information here

What you can and can’t put in your food and garden waste bin 

Do not put plastic bags in your garden waste bin

It is most important to avoid plastic contamination as it could end up in the soil that grows our food.



Fruit, citrus and vegetables Plastic (including any kind bio-degradable/degradable)
Meat scraps and bones Glass or Metal
Dairy Products Nappies or baby wipes
Seafood Vacuum dust
Tea leaves and coffee grounds Animal droppings
Egg shells Pet litter
Food leftovers and scraps Cigarette butts or ashes
Cakes and desserts Dishcloths
Bread, pasta, cereal and rice Coffee Pods
Used paper towels, tissues and napkins Coffee Cups (including compostable)
Grass clippings, weeds, tree clippings Cutlery (including compostable or bio-degradable)
  Cling Wrap, aluminium foil and baking paper

What happens to my Food and Garden Waste once collected? 

Your Food and Garden Waste is taken to Cleanaway’s South East Organics Facility in Dandenong South.

At this facility it is shredded and later processed via a mix of open windrow and in-vessel composting.

These controlled conditions allow the material to decompose efficiently, becoming compost and soil conditioner.

The compost is then used by Victorian Farmers as nutrients to grow new fruit and vegetables.