The starting point for managing organic wastes is to work out how
much organic waste your business or organisation produces. Then
you can identify opportunities for improved on-site management of
organic waste, and begin to consider technologies that may meet
your specific needs.
Rather than conducting an unpleasant “waste audit” which
involves significant OH&S risk and management, the collection
of compostable organic materials (e.g. food) in separate dedicated
bins is a much simpler and safer option.
Stepwise process to workout how much organic waste is produced
by your enterprise, including information recording sheets for food
waste, garden vegetation, wood & timber, and paper. Details
how to set up a safe and effective collection system for organic
This information sheet is from the report 'Implementing an Organics
Management System' that will be available soon.
The ROU has also produced a simplified introductory information
sheet that focuses on simply quantfying the amount of food waste
generated by your organisation: