Food scraps collection bins
The food scraps collection includes a:
- 23 litre food scraps bin for all household food scraps
- 6 litre kitchen caddy for your kitchen to collect food scraps.
For more information, see Rubbish and recycling bin options and charges.
Rural properties in Papakura are not included in the food scraps collection and can use a wheelie bin or orange bags for rubbish disposal.
You can reduce food waste at home and save money. See More information on food waste below.
How to keep your food scraps bin clean
- Use an Auckland Council bin liner for your kitchen caddy or wrap your food scraps in newspaper.
- You can also line your kitchen caddy and kerbside bin with paper bags, newspaper, or a paper towel to soak up any liquid - do not use plastic bags.
- Store your food scraps in the fridge or freezer if you are not emptying them in your kitchen caddy after most meals.
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See Request a new bin, bin replacement or bin repair online to:
- order a new bin
- get a bin replaced
- get a bin fixed.
Food scrap kitchen caddy liners
You can use an Auckland Council bin liner in your food scraps kitchen caddy to help remove odours.
Our compostable liners are not compulsory. However, if you want to use a caddy liner, only Auckland Council kitchen caddy liners are accepted. Alternatively, you can line your caddy or food scraps bin with newspaper or paper towels.
Kitchen caddy liner pricing
Pricing may vary by area and between retailers. The recommended retail price (RRP) is:
Where you can buy kitchen caddy bin liners
Kitchen caddy liners are available to purchase at supermarkets in Papakura and selected Countdown supermarkets on the North Shore.
Kitchen caddy liners are also available at
Auckland Council service centres and
More information on food waste
You can reduce food waste at home and save money. For leftover recipes and food waste information, see
You can also reduce your food waste by composting. For more information, see
Reduce your food scraps and garden waste.
What happens with food scraps we collect
The weekly food scrap collections from Papakura are made into compost.
You can order and collect the compost free of charge if you live in south and east Auckland communities.
For more information, see Beautification Trust.