We have just talked you through your composting options in Melbourne, so thought it would make sense now to provide an easy reference guide as to what you can and cannot put into the various composting bins.

Below is an infographic featuring some of the most common waste items (i.e. not a definitive list) in your home and if they are suitable for composting.

Most of the information is courtesy of Sustainability Victoria, click here for further useful tips and compost troubleshooting.

composting comparisions

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Adam

    Hey, nice work for putting this together. My council (Glen Eira) just gave us a kitchen waste caddy, but the pamphlet they provided stated that hair and vacuum cleaner waste could not be included, but meat scraps could.

    1. Caroline Peach

      Hi Adam,
      Thanks for your comment. The overview we have provided is general guidelines to follow for your own home composting solutions. But as the Council would be sending the green waste to a commercial composting facility the guidelines would be different and dependent on the process the recycler is using. I would follow advice from the Council on what you do and do not put into your bin. It’s great to hear Glen Eira are now offering this to households!

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