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Join the BioPak Compost Service

Currently, Australia and New Zealand combined, send more than 7 million tons of organic waste to landfill. In a move designed to divert our compostable packaging and food scraps from landfill, BioPak has introduced a new waste collection service: The BioPak Compost Service. This service will allow customers to dispose of used BioPak's commercially compostable coffee cups and takeaway food packaging in specially designed collection bins at their local cafes or workplaces. By bringing together waste contractors and compost facility operators, we can offer a sustainable end-of-life solution for our products. Composting, unlike landfill, is a sustainable waste management alternative which results in more positive, long-term environmental outcomes for our community and the environment.

How Does it Work

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Divert all your organic waste along with compostable packaging from landfill.

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Separate all your food scraps and compostable packaging into a green bin.

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Collected weekly or more frequently under special request.

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Your organic waste is processes into nutrient rich compost in less than 8 weeks.

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Download our information pack below with pricing, collection zones and contract details.

Composting is growing

The importance of composting has grown significantly in the past decade. We are all, more than ever, concerned about humanity’s excessive consumption. Composting is a great alternative to landfill and we are seeing a rapid expansion of the commercial composting network across the world. The BioPak Compost Service is providing the final yard solution – connecting cafes and businesses who want to do the right thing with our logistics and composting partners. We are constantly adding areas to our network. Leave your details to stay up to date.


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What goes in the green bin?

You can place any type of food scrap (e.g. leftover, spoiled or out-of-date food) into your organics bin. This includes: fruit and vegetable peels/scraps, meat and seafood scraps/bones, egg shells, dairy products (cheese, yoghurt etc.), bread, pasta, rice, cereal, coffee grounds/chaff, tea bags, out-of-date food (processed or fresh), confectionery, processed food and, of course, BioPak's certified compostable packaging. Only use compostable bin liners if you must (bags are not required for the service).

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How does composting save you money?

Organics are often the heaviest component in a general waste bin as they can contain a lot of liquid. By removing the organics from your general waste bin and separating individual waste streams to be processed efficiently, you have the potential to reduce your overall waste expenses. Remember, food scraps may only look like a small amount, but they account for a considerable amount of the total weight. By removing them, you could make a significant saving to your general waste collection bill.

What is commercial composting?

A commercial compost facility optimises the process of rapid biodegradation of organic material to high quality, toxic-free compost by controlling conditions like shredding material to the same size or controlling the temperature and oxygen levels. All our compostable packaging has been certified to biodegrade within 120 days in a commercial compost environment – resulting in nutrient-rich soil. 

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Faq

You are one step away from joining the compost revolution but you might still have a couple of unanswered questions. We understand that you want to do the right thing and be absolutely sure on what you are signing up for. Therefore, we have consolidated a list of questions we get asked frequently – from what can and can’t go in the bin, to whether you need compostable bin liners, and how composting can save you money.

Promo material

You are leading by example so it is even more important to tell your staff, customers and the world that you are now championing zero waste. Engaging and educating everyone involved is a crucial part in making your composting efforts a huge success. BioPak will provide you with bin signage and POS flyers so you can promote your zero waste goals and reduce contamination. Build composting into the core of your business with our free promotional material.

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Yelo is a cafe with sustainability and community at front of mind. Based in Perth. In the suburbs of Trigg, Mount Hawthorn and Subiaco, they source their bean from grower direct, ethical and sustainable coffee farms, serve their products in eco-friendly Biopak takeaway packaging, and was one of the first to sign up for Australia’s national composting service for food service packaging.

As consumers become more aware of the consequences of waste in our environment, businesses have been keen to bandy about buzzwords such as ‘green’, ‘eco’, and ‘sustainable’ in the branding of their products. But how many of these products are truly sustainable?

The BioPak Compost Service is now available in five major cities across two countries – Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Auckland Council is a long term BioPak packaging customer and an early adopter of composting –  they have worm farms onsite for food waste and late last year BioPak helped them install compostable packaging bins at five of their offices to divert all their packaging waste from landfill too. Fitting perfectly within their 'Waste Management and Minimisation Plan' which sets the goal of zero waste to landfill by 2040.

Veganism is on the rise, with consumers seeking ethical, sustainable and healthy alternatives to traditional food consumption. So, it’s no surprise that Charlie’s Raw Squeeze®️ – a network of 10 juice, smoothie, and superfood bars in Queensland – is a huge success. Embracing the market-to-mouth philosophy, Charlie’s Raw Squeeze offers a range of plant-based meals, snacks, juices and smoothies all made with produce from their partner business, Charlie’s Fruit Market.