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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. We aim to have them available across Auckland by 2021.

​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 and tissues.

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.