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What you can put in your food scraps bin

You should know

Food scraps bins are currently only available in urban Papakura and selected streets in Takapuna, Northcote and Milford.

​Items you can put in your food scraps bin

  • Fruit and vegetable scraps, including peelings, cores, stalks and skin.
  • Bread, pasta and rice.
  • Dairy products.
  • Meat bones and scraps, including fat trimmings.
  • Fish bones and scraps, including shellfish shells.
  • Egg shells.
  • Coffee grounds and tea bags.
  • Indoor cut flowers.
  • Paper towels.
  • Auckland Council kitchen caddy bin liners. For more information, including availability, see Food scraps collection.

Items you cannot put in your food scraps bin

  • Garden waste like weeds, lawn clippings or hedge trimmings.
  • Plastic bags.
  • Disposable food containers (including compostable items).
  • Cigarette butts.
  • Soil or rocks.
  • Cloth and clothing.
  • Food wrapping, including cling film, waxed paper or aluminium foil.
  • Nappies and sanitary products.
  • Pet waste.
  • Liquids or chemicals.
  • Tissues.
  • Non-Auckland Council bin liners (including compostable bin liners).

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