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Compostable Kitchen Caddy Liners

In March, COVID-19 restrictions led to the closure of City facilities and during this time we have been unable to offer FOGO caddy liners to residents.

The recent easing of restrictions has given us the opportunity to commence a modified service and from Tuesday, 2 June, City of Melville residents will be able to collect strictly one roll of liners per household from the City of Melville Civic Centre.

A strict limit of one roll per household has been introduced to ensure we can maintain supply and equitable distribution of liners to all residents while most City facilities remain closed. One roll should last households until mid-August when all our facilities should have re-opened and distribution resumed at libraries and community centres.

Find out more below.

FOGO Kitchen Caddy Liners Distribution Point

Proof of Residency Requirements

Residents will be required to bring proof of residency to collect their one roll.

Residents can collect a roll on behalf of friends or family, but will need to bring proof of residency for each household. A maximum of three rolls can be picked up at any one time (three households).

Proof of residency can be a rates notice, utility bill or drivers license. It just needs to identify the property address. Addresses will be recorded and will be checked every time a roll if picked up to ensure only one roll per household is being distributed.

Location

The distribution point is located in the City of Melville Civic Centre.

The distribution point will be open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Parking Options at the City of Melville Civic Centre

For the best access to the FOGO kitchen caddy liners distribution point, park in the Davy Street carpark, the carpark behind the Hoyts Cinema Complex or the car park off Almondbury Road.

Expected Wait Times

Due to the expected demand for liners, it is anticipated that the distribution point will be very busy and there may be a long wait. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

We encourage residents to continue to use alternative options until we are able to resume distribution via more of our facilities.

We acknowledge that one distribution point is not ideal. We explored many options to distribute liners to residents while our facilities are closed, including via post, courier delivery and during the weekly waste-pickups, however none of these options are logistically or economically viable.

Location and Parking Map

Use our map to help you find the distribution point and the best parking to access the distribution point.

  • The yellow areas are parking
  • The green marker is where the entrance to the FOGO kitchen caddy liners distribution point is.

Alternative Purchasing Options for FOGO Kitchen Caddy Liners

If you are unable to make it to our FOGO Kitchen Caddy Liners Distribution Point or require more than one roll, you can purchase extra liners from Woolworths, Coles, FoodWorks or Bunnings, or order them online from Compost-a-Pak, Cardia Bioproducts or Biobag World.

Alternative Options to Using FOGO Kitchen Caddy Liners

You do not have to use liners in your FOGO kitchen caddy. You can place food scraps straight into your kitchen caddy or FOGO bin or wrap your food scraps with newspaper.

Alternatively, you can create your own origami liner out of newspaper. This is a great project for kids and a fantastic way to repurpose any newspapers you have lying around.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can’t find an answer you are looking for? Browse our Frequently Asked Questions below.

If you still have questions, contact our Customer Service team.

Do I have to use compostable liners?

No. You do not have to use liners in your FOGO kitchen caddy. You can place food scraps straight into your kitchen caddy or FOGO bin or wrap your food scraps with newspaper.

Alternatively, you can create your own origami liner out of newspaper. This is a great project for kids and a fantastic way to repurpose any newspapers you have lying around.

Where else can I buy compostable liners?

If you are unable to make it to our FOGO Kitchen Caddy Liners Distribution Point or require more than one roll, you can purchase extra liners from Woolworths, Coles, FoodWorks or Bunnings, or order them online from Compost-a-Pak, Cardia Bioproducts or Biobag World.

Remember to always use compostable liners, not biodegradable and never use a plastic bag. Compostable liners have these logos and the certified Australian Composting Standard numbers AS4736 and AS5810 on them.

How do I know which compostable liners are the correct ones to buy?

Always use compostable liners, not biodegradable, and remember to never use a plastic bag. Compostable liners have these logos and the certified Australian Composting Standard numbers: AS4736 & AS5810.

How can I make my compostable liners last longer?

A liner should last three to four days in your FOGO kitchen caddy.

Moisture can make them compost faster so place newspaper or used paper towel at the bottom of your compostable liner if your food scraps are wet. Store your compostable liners in a cool and dry spot away from heat and sunlight.

Can I use my compostable liners for dog and cat poo?

No. The compostable liners are designed for your kitchen caddy and for food scraps only. Pet poo and kitty litter can go straight into your FOGO bin or you can buy compostable pet poo bags from:

  • Woolworths, Coles, Bunnings and Petbarn or check your local pet store
  • Order online from Compost-A-Pak, Cardia Bioproducts or Biobag World as examples
  • You can set up a pet poo composter at home such as the EnsoPet or Bokashi system
Is it possible to post the compostable liners out to households?

Unfortunately this is not an option. Australia Post are unable to handle the volume due to a high number of bulk items and there is an unexpected delays to postage and delivery services due to an increase in package deliveries.

Why are you limiting liners to one a household?

The limit is in place to we can maintain supply and equitable distribution of liners to all residents while most of our facilities remain closed. One roll should last households until mid-August when all City facilities should have re-opened and distribution resumed at libraries and community centres.

What if I can’t make it to the distribution point during the opening hours?

We understand some of our residents may not be able to attend during these hours. We are working towards opening more distribution points, with after-hours and weekend availability, when we are able to re-open and safely manage demand within the required restrictions.

When will you be resuming normal distribution of the liners?

Normal distribution should resume when we are able to re-open all our facilities and the restrictions allow us to safely manage the expected demand.

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