Our biggest FAQs

YES

Put simply, if you can eat it, you can compost it.

All Fruit & Veg

Meat & Dairy

Tea Bags & Coffee Grinds

Flowers

NO

Liquid

Most Packaging

All Cutlery

Paper

FAQs

Join the program

How much does it cost?

Nothing to join – no contracts, no deposits. Stop when you want. We have 3 sized bins and price structures depending on how many bins you require, so contact us below and we’ll give you a quote.

PS – a 2-week trial costs $0!

What does my business gain from this?

Firstly, of course, you are reducing the production of methane from landfill and putting food waste to good use.

We also record the amount of food waste you produce and give you private access to your data in yearly/monthly/all-time formats with realistic emissions-saved conversions: Household Electricity and Tanks of Petrol. Designed to be on display in your workplace as recognition for your team.

Your data also contains the CO2e conversion which is the standard unit of measure for all Greenhouse gases, and is used in all carbon accounting. Something worthwhile keeping records of we think.

How often are the bin/s collected?

Weekly. We experimented for 18 months in our beginning and found this to be about the limit before odour can be a bit off-putting.

We swap your bin for a fresh one and weigh the contents and upload your data to your records. Hopefully all done without you knowing we were there!

How many bins do we need?

It depends on how many people and kitchens you have at your workplace. We have 3 sizes, so contact us below and we’ll give you a quote.

Where does the waste end up?

Our great partners Corio Waste Management and Western Composting Technologies make a high quality product that goes back into our soils in various ways. See our story @organic_matters_environmental for the tour!

What sizes are available?

Our main bins are our 30L and 50L foot pedal operated bins. We also have little 8L coffee-caddies to sit on a benchtop, generally as an addition to a floor bin.

What locations do we service?

We are currently servicing the CBD and inner suburbs. As we expand we will service more locations so get in contact and see if we are in your area!

Do you take compostable packaging?

We only accept packaging labelled with the Australian Standard (AS4736) logo . Australia has 2 standards of compostability (Industrial & Home AS5810) that guarantees the materials will break down over given periods at given conditions. Anything else we can’t be sure of it’s breakdown rate, or what materials/chemicals are in the packaging itself. We don’t just want anything in our soils.

Beware of greenwashing!

Your waste gets turned into nutrient-dense compost, primarily for the agricultural industry, helping to improve the quality and water-retentive properties of topsoil used for Australian crops.

Let’s put food waste, a renewal resource, back to it’s natural use; replenishing the soil, increasing soil’s water retention, and contributing to the environment as it should.