In the first three months of the food and green waste service, landfill volumes have decreased by around 9% (429 tonnes) - the equivalent of 42,900 household rubbish bins of waste.
The food waste is now being transformed into compost for Victorian farmers rather than creating harmful greenhouse gases in landfill.
What if my lid hasn't been changed?
We have almost completed the process of changing over lids on green waste bins, from red to light green, signalling the start of food and green waste collection.
If you still have a red-lidded bin or did not receive a caddy and compostable bags then you can use our report a problem form.
Even if your lid hasn't been changed you can already start putting food waste in with your garden waste as kerbside collections are now going to the new organics facility.
What will I receive?
We'll also provide a handy caddy (mini bin) for your kitchen, compostable bags (made from corn starch) and an information pack to help you get started. Your caddy and bags may be delivered at a different time to when your lid is changed.
Frequently asked questions
From how multi-unit developments will be impacted to tips to prevent smell, we've collated the answers to the most frequently asked questions about food and green waste.
Want a food and green waste bin?
If you don't already have a food and green waste bin then you can register for the service via the link below.
Your new bin will be delivered to you for a one-off cost of $100.20.