Food and green waste (organics)

Food and green waste (also known as organic waste) from homes and businesses makes up around 42% of waste going to landfill. Recycling it is a much better option.

Food and green waste in landfill breaks down and creates methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. If we recycle food and green waste it can be turned into useful compost to improve soil, grow healthy gardens and support food production.

Sustainability Victoria provides a statewide approach to government, business, industry and the community to better manage food and green waste.

To learn more about how food and green waste is recycled and where it goes, follow the journey from kerbside Back to Earth

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Last updated: 17/03/2021