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Change is in your hands

We all know that compostable packaging is better for the planet than its conventional plastic counterpart. But what if there isn't an organic waste collection or composting service in your area? Enter the BioPak Compost Service, designed to divert compostable packaging from landfill. More than just a cup recycling scheme, the BioPak Compost Service collects compostable cups and lids, compostable packaging, food scraps and organic waste all in one bin — no separation required. With our compostable packaging solutions available Australia-wide and our compost collection service being rolled out across the nation it's never been easier to move your business towards zero waste. Change is in your hands.

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 a green bin.

collection

Collected weekly or more frequently under special request.

compost

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

COMPOSTING VS RECYCLING

We've all been told to reduce, reuse and recycle. But what about soiled foodservice packaging? Paper products that are soiled with food waste cannot be recycled and should be composted instead — which makes compostable packaging and a compost service a perfect pair for the foodservice industry. While both recycling and composting help divert materials from landfill, composting offers a zero waste solution that treats waste naturally and returns nutrients to the earth.
 
Contact us to work out the best disposal solutions for your business on 1300 246 725 or compost@biopak.com.au.

The network is growing!

The BioPak compost network is growing rapidly across Australia and New Zealand.

1,883 suburbs

90 tonnes of compost

6,120 bags of compost

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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?

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).

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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. 

Watch the 'How does composting work' video >

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.

Learn more

In the last 18 months, we have launched the BioPak Compost Service to over 1,800 postcodes in Australia and New Zealand, and have had our cups and lids certified to Australian standards (AS4736) – in addition to the European certification which we've held for a while – in an effort to provide confidence and comply to the most stringent, regional practices available.

A new hinged-lid container that's made from sugarcane pulp and is carbon neutral and completely compostable. Perfect for meal deliveries and takeaways, festival catering and quick service restaurants. 

Merlo Coffee today launching a compostable cup crusade to stop more than three million cups going to landfill each year.

Plastic consumption is out of control and polluting our planet at a scale that has never been seen before. We can now see the devastating effect firsthand as plastic fragments litter every beach in the world. Wildlife ingest this plastic with lethal consequences and it’s making its way up our food chain and into our bodies. We can no longer ignore the problem and we should all be looking for solutions.