Join the Movement.

Hey Fitzroy!

Are you a cafe or restaurant operating in the City of Yarra? It isn’t quite business as usual yet but we know everyone is working towards post COVID recovery, and so are we! We want to help hospo make diverting food waste the new norm and have partnered with Yarra City Council to offer local hospo traders a new local composting service. After 2019’s waste crisis and bushfires, and 2020’s pandemic, we acknowledge and remember that the waste crisis still isn’t over. We can’t do this alone, but we can do this as with collective action. Let’s make this part of our new normal, starting with a pledge.

Who Can Join?

We’re taking on 55 conscious food businesses (first in, first served) on a journey from food waste recovery to regenerating local soil with our community collective compost program. We’re here to make this transition super simple, and help you track your environmental impact along the way, while redirecting your food waste back into community gardens around our beloved collective.

About Us.

We’re a hyperlocal closed loop food waste recovery service; and we’re aiming for a zero carbon emission model where we go above and beyond sustainability; our approach to food waste management feeds into a circular economy, to create more urban food forest networks on your balconies, streets, parks and community gardens.

What’s the pledge?

Become a composting advocate when you pledge with us by committing to regenerate your food waste into something more. You’ll be surprised how much of your landfill and general waste can go into compost.

Your pledge guarantees a spot on our composting collective program, which means you’ll be the first to receive a 120L bin when they’re ready in 2021, and we’ll start your pick up subscription the week after.

What you’ll also receive by signing up:

  • A 120L Starter Bin (or 20L Starter Buckets, if you fancy a sampler): Get started with a 20L bucket, if you love it (and we think you will) you can upgrade to a 120L bin once available. What’s ideal about our program is it’s totally flexible and you can amend or cancel your subscription at any time.
  • Ongoing membership Subscription: Be part of an urban compost collective where we make composting communities happen through a growing network i.e bin sharing, creating more composting hubs and information sharing.
  • Window Sticker: Display a window sticker on your shop front to show your commitment and impact in taking action to reduce food waste.
  • Social media: A big shout out, thanking you for your support by featuring your business on our social media pages.

The Tipping Point.

Why are we doing this? In Victoria, approximately 92% of food products end up in landfill. Rotting food in landfill not only takes up excessive space but is also an avoidable source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Source: Environment Protection Authority Victoria – Landfill and Prescribed Waste Levies

Changing our food recycling system to a circular model is a simple step we can take towards not only reducing waste, but also creating greener cities, rebuilding biodiversity and regenerating natural systems – the urban utopian dream, right?

Keep. Grow. Renew.

For Our Planet

Beyond minimising food waste, our goal is to recover food scraps before they end up in landfill and return them to where they belong – in our soil.

By keeping our management services local we are minimising our carbon footprint too.

For Our People

Every business is different and that’s why we co-design a waste management ‘swap-and-go’ system with you to find a solution that works best for your needs.

We realise garden space is limited for many in the city and we work with a variety of partners to create green spaces and help you do the same at home.

For Our Community

We’re shaping a community of doers. More than inspiring conversation this campaign forges the way for real, local impact.

Grow with Us.

Pledge to fight food waste and make it your New Normal!

So if you’re a food business in the City of Yarra that wants to get proactive about your eco footprint in 2021, we have a capacity for a limited number of places available – act quickly to secure your spot below. If you need more information, click the button below for Frequently Asked Questions

See FAQ here
Where and how do you want us to collect your compost bin/bucket? For example; back of the restaurant, come to us at the service counter to collect, in the kitchen...