Using Bin Liners to Collect Food Scraps

What you need to know

Papakura is the first large-scale area in the Auckland region to use a weekly food scraps collection service. Residents have diverted more than 2000 tonnes of food scraps from landfill. 

The food scraps service includes:

  • A 23 litre food scraps bin for all household food scraps, and a 6 litre kitchen caddy to go in your kitchen to collect food scraps.

Use a Auckland Council bin liner in your food scraps kitchen caddy to collect food scraps in the Papakura and North Shore areas to keep odours at bay.

Auckland Council compostable liners are not compulsory, if you do choose to use bin liners only Auckland Council bin liners will be accepted. Liners are available to purchase at your local supermarkets in Papakura and selected Countdown supermarkets on the North Shore. They are also available in Auckland Council Service Centres and Libraries.

Price of official council rubbish bags

The recommended retail price is $2.00 per pack of 8 liners which may vary between retailers.

Number of Bags

 per pack of eight (RRP)

8 Liners (1 Pack)