Thank you for supporting a business that chose home compostable cups and lids*!

You’ve made the right choice and we’re going to help you create valuable compost! Did you know that nearly half of all cups finish their journey at home?


Option 1

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Home composting is rewarding when you use your compost to grow your own vegetables 😉

We love seeing your compost experiment! Don’t forget to tag @compostablealternatives so we can feature you 🧡

Option 2

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Are you in a council that accepts compostable packaging? 

If so, ask your cafe if they have a green bin or use your green bin at home!

If you’re in NSW, skip this option as FOGO/green bins do not accept compostable packaging anymore.

*Food Organics and Garden Organics Kerbside Collection

Option 3

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Traditional plastic lined coffee cups cannot be recycled in Australia because they cannot separate the paper and plastic materials effectively. However, our cups are made of a single material, so they can be recycled in the paper stream.

To recycle them, rinse the cup, tear it into 2 or 3 paper pieces, and dispose of it in your yellow bin. It’s important to do this because recycling centers only accept clean and uncontaminated materials, and they reject items that resemble cups, as many people mistakenly think all cups are recyclable.

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Home is where the best recycling happens as most of Australians have access to a three bins system or do their own compost.

If you live near a community garden or use the Share Waste app for community composting, your neighbors may accept our certified home compostable cups in their compost. These cups will contribute valuable carbon to their compost piles.

It’s important to note that landfill is not a suitable option for composting because nothing properly decomposes in landfills, and it generates methane. If landfill is the only disposal option for your cup and lid, it will break down faster than plastic or bioplastic lined cups. However, it will not transform into nutrient-rich compost that could have been used to grow herbs and veggies.

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Oh my lid!

Certified to AS5810 Standard and Ok Compost HOME meaning you can safely dispose of this lid in your home compost too! 

*You may find our cups with different lids as we sell them separately and can’t force coffee owners to buy them too. We invite you to chat with your cafe directly and ask them for disposal options. 

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Holiday Trading 2023

Compostable Alternatives will be trading as usual through the holiday season, closing only on public holidays: Monday 25th December to Tuesday 26th December. 

Please allow extra time for deliveries during this period. We recommend placing your pre-Christmas orders by Friday, 15th December, to avoid potential delays.

We are closed on Monday, 1st January 2024 (New Year’s Day).