Port Macquarie's Beau Nutley can see the benefits of unit residents participating in a green bin collection program.
Mr Nutley is thinking about registering his interest in the green bin collection program for multi-unit dwellings.
The Port Macquarie chef and unit resident uses a red bin for household food waste but recognises the merits of the green bin system.
He said it reduced the amount of waste in landfill, protected the environment and was a good teaching tool for children.
"It's a big learning curve for kids to teach them how to look after the environment," Mr Nutley said.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is calling on owners, body corporates and residents to participate in the new green bin collection program for multi-unit dwellings.
There are more than 5000 residents in the area without a green bin for their food and garden waste.
About 12,200 tonnes of residential food and garden waste, collected each year through weekly green bin collections, is processed into compost bound for farms, parks and gardens.
Mr Nutley said that reuse brought benefits to the community.
The council is seeking interest from a variety of multi-unit dwellings to participate in receiving green bin services for an initial eight months.
Those eligible include residential apartment complexes with a strata plan, retirement villages, caravan parks with permanent residents and manufactured housing estates.
Consultants Impact Environmental has been appointed to lead the project.
Participating residents will receive free kitchen food waste bins and free compostable bags for food scraps.
There will also be free signs and stickers for bins and bin bays, support, tips and educational material and liaison with property managers.
Go to the council's website to learn more and to register your interest by August 15.
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