BioPak Compost Service
Compost Connect is a not-for-profit composting initiative developed by BioPak, to help connect foodservice businesses to composting services and divert waste from landfills.
From as little as $1 a day, you can divert your food scraps and compostable packaging from landfills and avoid the methane gas this would produce there.
Previously known as the BioPak Compost Service, Compost Connect currently has 18 compost partners, servicing 2,200+ suburbs across Australia and New Zealand. Find your local business composting service below and turn your ‘waste’ into nutrient-rich compost. Businesses who also join the Compost Club to be featured on the Map get extra perks on top of saving the planet!
BioPak supports the adoption of reusables wherever possible, but there are circumstances where reusables are not viable.
Where single-use foodservice packaging is the only viable option, using compostable packaging and implementing an organics waste stream is the most sustainable choice. In the foodservice, industry packaging is often soiled with food residue. This is seen as contamination by the recycling industry, meaning that even if the packaging is technically recyclable, it will actually end up in a landfill.
Composting is a circular economy solution that processes food waste and compostable packaging in the same waste stream. This allows businesses to reduce their environmental impact by diverting waste from landfills instead of having it turned into nutrient-rich compost.
Benefits of composting:
- Composting helps fight climate change by sequestering carbon into the soil and avoiding methane emissions from landfills.
- Compost is nutrient-rich, allowing farmers to grow more food locally without the use of chemical fertilisers.
- Compost is an amazing soil conditioner that helps retain moisture and fight droughts.
Joining Compost Connect is easy!
- Go to Compost Connect to find your closest composter and request a quote.
- Sign up and you will receive a back of wheelie bin ready for weekly collection at the frequency you choose.
- Fill your bins for regular collections.
Yes, we service once-off collections in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Pricing is case-by-case depending on location, bin size and the number of bins. Email email@example.com for more information.
Yes, you do not need to be a direct customer of BioPak but you need to be using packaging that is certified to AS4736 standards. Our compost partners only accept packaging that has been certified compostable to these standards. BioPak is the only food packaging company with foodservice ranges certified to the Australian certification AS4736 for commercial composting.
If you are a business or an organisation that doesn’t use foodservice single-use packaging, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many Compost Connect members report that their customers love the initiative and do bring their cups and packaging back for composting. We encourage cafes to offer a loyalty card scheme, where each BioPak product returned for composting earns a stamp towards a free hot drink or treat.
Yes! Compost Connect provides a wide range of promotional and educational material to communicate the benefits of choosing to divert your organic waste from landfills. Promote your sustainability efforts with your free Compost Club pack. Your suite of marketing collateral includes a window sticker, a bin sticker, a composting Do’s & Don’ts poster and your front-of-house paper compost bin.
You will receive a free Compost Club pack for every venue that you sign up for a compost service. We also sell additional compost club packs at the cost price of $26.
Food organics can create some odour as they decompose and are exposed to heat. This can be minimised by lining your kitchen bin with compostable bin liners and having the bin emptied into your back-of-house wheelie bin regularly. The back-of-house wheelie bin should be kept out of direct sunlight.
12-month service is the shortest contract length we offer for the compost collection service. Trial periods are available in some areas at the discretion of our collection partners. Email email@example.com for more information.