Bayside City Council: Zero Food Waste to Landfill

In April 2011 Bayside City Council conducted an assessment of the kerbside domestic garbage and commingled recycling streams provided to residents. This was the fifth assessment of Bayside City Council’s waste services since April 2003. To develop on the findings from each of the assessment conducted the Zero Food Waste to Landfill project was developed. The project aimed to develop a successful approach to the diversion of food waste in Bayside, targeting all types of households utilising a home composting system and looking at effective engagement methods.

The purpose of the project was to:

  • develop a successful approach to the diversion of food waste in Bayside
  • target of 2.5kgs of food waste diverted from landfill per participating household per week
  • develop a suite of online materials to further assist in diverting food waste.


The main outcomes of the project were as followed:

  • 195 final participants (196 cones were installed with three participants pulling out at various stages of the project)
  • 1 cone was used as a demonstration piece
  • data was collected through field surveys.

Project resources:

  • How to lose 2.5kg off your waste - Bayside Guidance Document 2.4 MB

    This guidance document outlines the correct processes, frequently asked questions and information about the Green Cone infrastructure, which was implemented through the Bayside City Council 'Zero Food Waste to Landfill, Green Cone Trial' project. This Metro Fund Round 1 project aimed to divert food waste from landfill through behaviour change programs and Green Cone infrastructure.

  • Zero Food Waste green cone MF R1 Final Report - Bayside Report 6.2 MB

    This final report outlines the outcomes, findings, project highlights and recommendations for the Bayside City Council 'Zero Food Waste to Landfill, Green Cone Trial' project. This Metro Fund Round 1 project aimed to divert food waste from landfill through behaviour change programs and Green Cone infrastructure.


Last updated: 23/06/2016