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Farmer and Founder of Munch Crunch Organics, Alasdair Smith. Photo by Johnny Abegg.

"Well done guys! Keep the waste going into the green bins, it’s really important to us as organic farmers and the general community that we return organic waste back to the soil to build the organic matter and reduce the effects of climate change by doing so."

Suzie, Macy, Millie and Dana Morley from Suffolk Park

“It’s a super easy system. Our caddy sits on the counter and everything goes in. I think it’s good for training the little ones and our four year old Millie knows about composting." Read more


Carolyn Chatt from Suffolk Park

“This has been a highly successful endeavour for Byron Shire Council by reducing the amounts of waste we are sending to landfill." Read more

Indya Mealing from Byron Bay

“The recycling of our consumption is absolutely crucial to our future. Outgoing and waste conscious resident, Indya Mealing, is thrilled with her green organics bin which is helping her to recycle even better at home. Read more

Johnny and Tim from Brunswick Heads

"It’s just part of everyday life and it’s really helping my children form good habits from such a young age. It becomes second nature." Read more

Georgiana Sullivan from Byron Bay

“I believe it is a great system that really encourages you to actively think about sorting your waste and recyclables correctly.  Read more


Richard Atkin from Suffolk Park

“It’s awesome that our organic waste is now composted, instead of going to landfill, and used by local farmers and growers to improve soils.” Read more


Rosemary Powys-Kerr from Byron Bay

“Initially a bit sceptical but we started using that convenient little caddy with the bright green compostable caddy liners and we just use it all the time it’s so convenient." Read more


 Ivan from Links Apartments Byron Bay

“We have three bins set up in the kitchen of each apartment, and with the information we give to people on arrival and in their accommodation they are happily using the system." Read more