In October more than 40,000 households in Bendigo and Marong will begin receiving a new 12 month supply of compostable kitchen caddy liners to collect food waste for their organics bin.
City of Greater Bendigo Resource Recovery and Education Manager Brooke Pearce said along with a new roll of caddy liners, residents will also receive a brochure with important information relating to waste management to keep as a handy reference guide.
“If residents happen to run out of caddy liners before their new roll arrives they can order more online at https://www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/Services/General-Waste-Recycling-and-Organics/Organics-bin or by contacting the City on 54346000,” Ms Pearce said.
“If residents still have plenty of caddy liners left over, they should feel free to pass them onto neighbours, friends or family members or return them to the City’s customer service centre in Hopetoun Street as we understand that some households don’t use as many as others.
“Because they are designed to breakdown, residents should store their compostable liners in a dark, cool, dry place to ensure they last for a full year.
“The caddy liners are made from corn starch and vegetable oil so they will breakdown in around 30 days when commercially composted.
“The liners are also made in Australia from fewer materials which means less resources have been used to manufacture them.
“I would also like to remind residents that plastic bags must never be used in the organics bin so to avoid contaminating your organic waste bin residents must only use the caddy liners supplied by the City.”
The new caddy liners will be delivered to local households by staff from Access Australia Group Limited – a local social enterprise that provides supported employment for over 100 people.