Please use the supplied lime-green compostable liners - DO NOT USE plastic bags for the caddy or in the green bin.
Typically, lime-green compostable bags or liners are made from corn starch and will break down in the composting process just like food scraps do. The certification logo confirms that the bag meets the Australian Standard AS 4736-2006 and can break down in a composting facility. Australian certified compostable liners are labelled with the seedling logo AS4736.
Fairfield City Council will deliver a pack of lime-green compostable liners to all households each year. If you run out of liners before then, you can order them using the link below or call our Customer Service Centre on 9725 0222. Alternatively, you can wrap your food scraps in newspaper or put them straight into your green FOGO bin.
You may purchase your own liners from stores, but they MUST be lime-green in colour and Australian Standard AS4736 certified labelled with the seedling logo AS4736. Any other coloured bag will be considered contamination and your green FOGO bin will be emptied into landfill and not composted.
Ordinary plastic bags and other types of ‘degradable’ or 'biodegradable' bags are not acceptable as they are not compostable. Uncertified biodegradable plastic bags will break down into tiny pieces of plastic that are harmful to the environment and our health. For that reason, plastic bags, ‘degradable’ or 'biodegradable' bags are NOT accepted by the FOGO processing facility and must be placed in your red General Waste bin.
Please ONLY use Australian Standard AS 4736-2006 lime-green coloured certified compostable bags liners or newspapers to wrap your food scraps.