Let's Get Our Scrap Together in our Organics bin

Did you know that last year, the Northern Rivers region recycled more than 42,000 tonnes of food and garden scraps into compost through our kerbside organics bins?

The compost is then used by farmers to grow the food that ends up in our farmers markets, food shops and then on our plates. This food-cycle can keep coming around as long as we use our organics bins properly, and make sure we don't put food and garden waste into our landfill bins. 

Food that ends up in landfill creates methane, which is a greenhouse gas more than 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. With the impacts of climate change being felt so strongly in our region, every little scrap that goes into our kerbside organics bins instead of the landfill bin is helping our environment. 

The NSW Government's 'Let's Get Our Scrap Together' campaign aims to reduce the amount of food waste going into kerbside landfill bins. Watch the video for tips to get your scrap together:




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