Food Waste & Organics Recycling

Diverting food scraps and other organic material like coffee grinds from manufacturing, restaurants, cafes, hotels, offices, retail precincts, schools, universities, aged care facilities and hospitals not only saves the environment but can also save your businesses money. When organic material is placed in landfill it produces methane gases, by diverting food waste to a recycling facility new product including; compost, mulch and soil are produced. Some states even have disposal options to a renewable energy facility where organics assist in the production of bio-gas to go back into industry. Organic matter in bins are of a higher weight density to other materials, often forming the highest cost component in your general waste collections, so it makes sense to recycle. Wanless is committed to helping our customers to improve their environmental performance and to “Create a better future”. To reduce your businesses carbon footprint and wastes sent to landfill combine an organics recycling service with other Wanless recycling solutions and we will assist you to become greener and more financially lean. Contact us and our staff can perform an onsite waste assessment, providing your business with a Total Waste Management solution, consolidating all your services into a single supplier – Wanless.

To reduce your businesses carbon footprint and wastes sent to landfill combine an organics recycling service with other Wanless recycling solutions. Wanless will assist your business to become greener and more financially lean.

Bin Specifications



For larger business requirements we can also provide onsite services for organics greater than 500kg a day with an continuous food processor. Reducing weight up to 80% our equipment creates an odour free material suitable for transport to an aerobic digestor to be re-purposed into green energy.

What can go in your organics recycling bin

The following recycling items are acceptable:

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Processed foods
  • Bread and bakery items

What can’t go in the organics recycling bin

If unsure always contact are staff or local council to ask.

  • No Shellfish
  • No Bones
  • No meats
  • No food wrapping, strings or tags
  • No general rubbish
  • No hazardous, liquid or flammable wastes

Organic Recycling Facts

Fact 1.

It is estimated that for approximately every tonne of food waste diverted from landfill, there is a reduction of 1.6 tonnes of landfill gas emissions.

Fact 2.

Organic waste can represent the highest weight component of bins, reducing weights by having a separate organics bin can save costs on your general waste service fee.

Fact 3.

Place smaller organics sorting bins in kitchens and staff tea rooms to assist staff where food waste is generated to recycle easier.

Fact 4.

Please ensure all food waste is scraped out of containers, tea bag strings removed with only organic packaging going into the organics recycling as not to contaminate bins.

Fact 5.

Every year USns send approx. 7 tonnes of food waste to landfill. Contact Wanless and we will assist your business to reduce waste to landfill with an organics service.