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Together towards zero waste

Join Compost Connect and start fighting climate change

If you are a business using BioPak packaging, Compost Connect allows you to divert all of your food and BioPak packaging waste from landfill. Backed by the government and building on the BioPak Compost Service, this non-profit initiative is independent and brand-agnostic with the vision to extend composting to all of Australia and New Zealand.

Signing up is simple

  1. Visit Compost Connect and search your postcode
  2. Choose your preferred compost partner and submit your restaurant's details
  3. Your preferred compost partner will get in touch with you to arrange a pickup schedule and bins delivery

Watch the video to learn how composting works.

How Does it Work

organic waste

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

compost bin

Separate all your food scraps and compostable packaging into your compost bin.

collection

Collected weekly or more frequently by our compost partners.

compost

Your organic waste is processed into nutrient-rich compost in less than 12 weeks.

Compost at your Event!

Compost Connect can connect you to a compost partner for your event's organic waste management in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Canberra. Contact them at support@compostconnect.org with your event's details.

THE SERVICE IS GROWING

2,100 suburbs

1,150 tonnes of compost

70,000 bags of compost

Compost Partners

What can go in the green bin?

All your compostable cups, lids and packaging and any type of food scrap (e.g. leftover, spoiled or out-of-date food) can go into your BioPak Compost Service green bin.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egg shells, dairy products (cheese, yoghurt etc.), bread, pasta, rice, cereal, coffee grounds/chaff, tea bags, out-of-date food (processed or fresh), confectionery, processed food and, of course, BioPak's certified compostable packaging.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).

Composting is the future

Composting is a proven solution and part of the existing recycling infrastructure that will be further developed to process the seven million tonnes of organic waste currently being landfilled. Councils across Australia and New Zealand are investing in their residential compost collection. Recovering and composting waste disposed of in the general waste bins would result in the diversion of 60 percent of the general waste ending up landfill, including BioPak compostable packaging. It’s the co-mingled, one-bin, circular economy solution that Australia and New Zealand need right now.

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. Compost Connect has partnered with commercial compost facilities and waste collection services all around Australia and New Zealand, to provide the missing link to customers in the area.

Learn more

- As seen in EcoVoice, Australia's leading environmental e-magazine, on 03 November 2020 -

In an Australian first, Melbourne has become home to the new, revolutionary, zero-carbon, off-grid streetfood kitchen, atiyah, a Lebanese restaurant composting its organic waste, including BioPak packaging.

Composting is nature’s way of recycling and creates nutrient-rich soil food. It’s an effective method for diverting food scraps, organic waste, and compostable packaging from landfill. There are a number of composting methods that are suitable for different materials. Learn more.


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