Here is a list of items that can go into our cones:
Red Meat & Poultry
Fruit including peelings
Vegetables including peelings
Cooked food scraps
Crushed egg shells
(Animal excrement – we will not be putting this into our cones but it can go in a green cone!)
DO NOT PUT into the Green Cone:
Hard sea shells like Oysters etc
Disinfectant & bleaches
Dealing with Household Waste
The Green Cone is an integral part of dealing with your household waste. It eliminates your cooked and uncooked kitchen food waste, including meat, fish, bones, dairy products, vegetables, fruit, peelings, etc.
Virtually the only exceptions are bulk amounts of food related materials that require a very long time to breakdown, namely: cooking oil/fat and the hard shells of nuts and seafood, such as oysters and crabs.
Other household waste (i.e. non-kitchen waste) must not be put into the Green Cone, but disposed of in methods approved by local community guidelines, for example:
Recycle: Non-biodegradable materials such as metal, wood, plastic and consumer items such as batteries, mobile phones, etc.
Compost: Straw and garden waste such as grass and hedge clippings.
Treat with special care:
Petroleum based liquids, solvents, paints, chemicals such as bleach, household cleaners, insecticides, etc.
Medical / pharmaceutical waste such as dressings, medicine and drugs.
Sanitary items such as disposable diapers.