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Food scraps collection bins and bin liners

How to request a replacement bin, bin repair or new food scraps bin

Damaged or stolen bins

Use Request bin repair or report a missing bin online form if your food scraps bin is damaged or stolen.

Request a new food scraps bin

If you need a new food scraps bin, see Request a bin for a new property and other bin services.

When you order a new food scraps bin, you will receive:

  • a green-lidded kerbside food scraps bin (23-litre)
  • a kitchen caddy
  • a starter set of pink compostable bin liners
  • an information brochure on how to use the food scraps collection service.

Problem with food scraps bin or collection

Learn more about What to do if there's a problem with your food scraps bin or collection.

Auckland Council pink compostable bin liners

Compostable pink bin liners come in rolls of 20. Our bin liners:

  • are easy to use
  • can keep your kitchen caddy clean
  • will help reduce smells.

Store your compostable bin liners in a dry place, away from sunlight. Change your compostable bin liner for a new one every two to three days to prevent spills and odours.

Alternatively, you can line your caddy or food scraps bin with paper bags, newspaper or paper towels or any other compostable bin liner.

Compostable liners are not compulsory. You can use your food scraps bin with no liner at all.

Cost of pink compostable liners

Pricing may vary by area and between retailers. The recommended retail price (RRP) is:

Read fee table.
Number of linersPrice (RRP)
20 liners (1 roll)$2.80

Where to buy pink compostable bin liners

You can buy pink bin liners at:

Ask at the check-out if you cannot find pink council bin liners on the shelves at supermarkets or stores.

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