Caddies and liners FAQs

Where can I get more liners?

Your pack of 75 liners should last up to six months, if you use one every three days in the caddy.

When you run out you can collect another pack from:

  • Anglesea Transfer Station, 50 Coalmine Road, daily 9am to 4pm
  • Lorne Transfer Station, 370 Erskine Road, M/W/F/Sa 9am to 12pm, Sun 2 to 5pm
  • Winchelsea Transfer Station, 55 Cressy Road, Tu/Th 2pm to 4pm, Sa 1.30 to 3.30pm, Su 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Torquay Council’s Torquay office during business hours
  • Torquay part-time resident waste drop off located at 130 Messmate Road, 9am – 2pm, Mon-Fri

Do I have to use the caddy liners?

Nope!

Using the liners is optional, but can help contain the mess and smell in your bin.

You can save the liners for more pungent foods, and put things like dry bread and veggie scraps straight into the kerbside bin.

Remember: even though the liners are compostable, there are resources involved with producing and shipping them, so it's best to minimise their use when you can.

What other bags can I use to line my kitchen caddy?

PREFERRED

The preferred liners are those supplied by Council. They are lime green and have Council's logo on them, so they are easy to spot in the sorting facility as approved liners. Extras are available free of charge (see Where can I get more liners, above).

APPROVED

You can, when necessary, purchase one of the following brands, which have all been tested and approved at the compost facility:

 When we find other brands that meet the correct standard we will update the list above, but again it's preferred that people use the Council-supplied bags.

NOT APPROVED

The compost facility has also tested the following brands which are not approved for use because they did not adequately break down during the composting process:

  • Glad compostable kitchen caddy liners

Any other bags, including plastic, degradable, or biodegradable bags, must not be used as they will contaminate the collection of organic material.

Please note:

  • Use the bright green bags by the approved brands so they can be seen easily in the processing line.
  • Only use the bags by the approved brands marked 100% compostable.
  • Any other bags, including plastic, degradable, or biodegradable bags, must not be used as they will contaminate the collection of organic material.
  • When we find other brands that meet the correct standard we will update the list above. 

What are the liners made from?

The liners are certified commercially compostable and made from corn, which is safe to compost and will not contaminate the food and garden organics collection.

Cardia, the company that supplies the bags provided by Council, makes them from biodegrable, GMO-free, renewable plant based material that meets the following international standards for compostability, including:

  • Europe’s EN 13432
  • USA’s ASTM D 6400
  • Japan’s GreenPla
  • Australia’s AS 4736

Read the specs on the caddy liners(PDF, 177KB)