Recycling Near You - Recycling of Food Scraps in the City of Sydney Council area
Food Scraps Recycling Hotline

Every year Australians throw away an estimated 3.1 million tonnes or $8 billion of food. Wasted food is not only a waste of money, it's a waste of the resources used to grow, harvest, transport, process, store and distribute food. In landfill, food scraps break down and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas, while producing liquid waste known as leachate that can impact on the environment.

If your workplace or business has large quantities of food scraps to recycle, visit to find suitable collection or pick up service options.

Recycling of Food Scraps

Drop off locations for Food Scraps

4 drop off businesses match on Food Scraps within approx 60km of Sydney NSW

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Organics Recycling for Sydney Dairy Goats /business/15534 Kellyville, NSW, 2155 150.9439570 -33.7135170 Kellyville NSW 2155 150.9439570 -33.7135170
SCRAP Ltd /business/15631 SCRAP Centre Holsworthy, NSW, 2173 150.9521645307541 -33.95371286388671 Holsworthy NSW 2173 150.9521645307541 -33.95371286388671
Crown Pallets /business/17638 Denham Court, NSW, 2565 150.86661982889097 -33.98630606398732 Denham Court NSW 2565 150.86661982889097 -33.98630606398732
Wyoming Community Centre /business/17962 147 Maidens Brush Rd Wyoming, NSW, 2250 151.3660806 -33.4098063 Wyoming NSW 2250 151.3660806 -33.4098063
Organics Recycling for Sydney Dairy Goats /business/15534 Kellyville, NSW, 2155 150.9439570 -33.7135170 Kellyville NSW 2155 150.9439570 -33.7135170

Pick up locations for Food Scraps

13 pick up businesses match your query on Food Scraps

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Cleanaway Please contact Cleanaway on 13 13 39 to enquire about p... NSW May apply
Crown Pallets Pick-up and Drop-off available at selected locations bo... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Dennis Maddock Recycling Available to pick up all recyclables including metals, ... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Tip Fast Pickup service available clients customers and general ... NSW May apply
Handybin Waste Services Handybin can provide a service between Grafton and Kemp... NSW May apply
BiobiN Technologies The pick service is either structured for on call when ... NSW May apply
Worms Downunder On-site systems available for purchase or lease. Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Mid Coast Rubbish Removal We operate from Port Macquarie and service the whole mi... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
1800-Got-Junk? Contact 1800-Got-Junk (1800 468 586) for collection. NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Port Stephens Rubbish Removal Service collection of any quantity within 100 kilometre radius ... NSW May apply

What are Food Scraps?

Food scraps include vegetables, fruit, tea, bread, cereals, eggshells, grains, meat and dairy products.

Environmental Benefits

Composting food scraps at home, or using council collection services can:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfill
  • reduce leachate production in landfills

The use of compost in gardening, landscaping, horticulture and agriculture can:

  • reduce the amount of watering required
  • reduce the amount of synthetic fertilisers needed
  • improve the structure, fertility and health of soils
  • help to repair soils suffering from poor management

How to reduce your food waste

No matter how careful we are, we'll always have some unavoidable food scraps such as vegetable peelings. With the right information, minimising your food waste can be easy. There are many things you can do such as: work out a weekly meal plan for your household; make a shopping list and stick to it; store your food appropriately to keep it fresher for longer; know how much food to cook for each person; think of tasty ways to use your leftovers.

For more information on how to reduce your food waste, visit the Australian Government's Living Greener website.

Composting and worm farming

Having your own compost bin, compost heap, worm farm or Bokashi bucket is a cheap, rewarding way to recycle your food scraps and garden cuttings. Worm farms can be kept in courtyards, balconies or even inside if space is limited. Many councils and community gardens run composting and worm farming workshops to help you get started. While many councils in Australia provide a kerbside collection service for garden cuttings, few currently offer food scrap collections.

More Information

See Planet Ark's Reducing Food Waste and Recycling Food Scraps Factsheet (download from Resources below) for further information about what you can do.

Visit the resource centre to find out more about home composting and worm farming.