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Event Waste Solutions

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Parties

We are now offering a new service to our customers where they can pack the used tableware in a box and send it back to us. We will dispose of it in a commercial composting facility free of charge.

In order to create a minimal amount of landfill waste for your party while still using disposable tableware there are a number of steps you need be aware of.

Here is a step by step guide of what to know:

  1. Ensure the tableware is recyclable, commercially compostable or home compostable. A break down of what tableware belongs in which category features below.
  2. If your plates feature food scraps or are stained with sauce or grease then do not place them in the recycle bin, opt for the home compost or green bin.
  3. Find out if your local council will allow you to dispose of the recyclable/compostable tableware in their green bins. See if your council makes the list below. If unsure give them a call.
  4. We repackage our tableware in brown paper bags which are suitable for the home compost/recycle bin. If you order larger packs they come in their original soft plastic packaging. Ensure your soft plastic waste makes it way to a RedCycle Bin (found outside most Coles supermarkets) or use the Terracycle plastic waste service.
  5. Sort through your party waste ensuring it is not contaminated - i.e no non-compostables in the composting stream and no non-recyclables in the recycling stream.
  6. If your council doesn't allow your party tableware waste in their green and/or yellow bin find a commerical composter close by or purchase our waste pick up service here (costs apply - we are able to access cheaper shipping) and deliver it to us where we will dispose of it in a commercial composting facility.

Larger Events

We now offer compostable waste solutions for parties and large events which will help ensure your event is as green as possible. When all vendors at an event purchase the compostable tableware and hire our team to dispose of it then the event can be branded "A Down To Earth Event" - as all possible disposable waste will have been turned into compost.a-down-to-earth-event.png

You are able to hire our services (bin covers and waste pick up) for large events (currently available in Adelaide only).

What tableware belongs in which waste stream (some belong in all three categories)

Recyclable Tableware (If all food scraps, grease and sauce are taken off)

Home Compostable (*If it is home compostable it is also commercially compostable)

Commercially Compostable Only

Which Council Accepts Which Waste

Recyclable - Yellow Bin

All councils accept our sugarcane and bamboo plates, paper products and paper straws however only the following councils have confirmed in writing that they accept our paper cups which feature a cornstarch (PLA) inner lining. 

NSW

  • Armidale Dumareq Council
  • Byron Shire Council
  • Gosford City Council
  • Lismore City Council
  • Moree Plains Shire Council
  • Murrumbidgee Shire Council
  • Port Stephens Council
  • Shellharbour City Council
  • Snowy River Shire
  • Tamworth Regional Council
  • Tenterfield Shire Council
  • Tumbarumba Shire
  • Wyong Shire Council

ACT

  • All ACT Councils

WA

  • Cambridge Town
  • City of Bunbury
  • City of Busselton
  • City of Cockburn
  • Manjimup Shire
  • Perth City

QLD

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Lock Valley Regional Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Southern Downs Regional Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council

VICTORIA

  • Cardina Shire
  • City of Ballarat
  • Greater Bendigo City Council
  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • Warrnambool City Council
  • Wyndham City Council

SA

  • Adelaide Hills Council
  • Alexandria Council
  • Barossa Council
  • City of Mount Gambier
  • City of Onkaparinga
  • City of Playford
  • City of Port Adelaide Enfield
  • City of Salisbury
  • City of Unley
  • City of Victor Harbor
  • City of West Torrens
  • District Council of Cleve
  • District Council of Yankalilla
  • Kangaroo Island Council
  • Town of Gawler

Compostable - Green Bin

SA

A comprehensive list on all Australian councils that accept our tableware in their green bins is coming soon... 

How to get your waste back to us if your council doesn't accept it in the Green Bin

Post it to us at 18 Kaurna Ave, Aldinga Beach, SA, 5173 or choose one of four shipping prices here and we will arrange to get it shipped back to us.

It will be disposed of in a local BioBin which will be collected by Peats Soil in Willunga and converted into compost.