Organic Waste Collections

Closing the nutrient loop


Food, coffee and paper towel waste are collected in bins or buckets depending on the volume generated. These are emptied on a weekly (coffee and paper) or bi-weekly (food) schedule. Your waste is transported to participating farms for reuse and recycling. We supply the bins/buckets, along with training.

We encourage our partnering businesses to complete the loop on the waste they generate by purchasing produce from participating farms. We work with farms producing honey, eggs, cheese, meat (beef, pork, chicken), vegetables, herbs, flowers, worms and soil enhancers.

Plate to Paddock’s Mission

Our aim is to inspire people to manage their organic waste better and achieve the best possible outcome for all – the business, farmers, the soil, and future generations.

Who we partner with

…any business that has organic waste:

– food

– paper towelling

– coffee grinds, beans, or chaff

This includes kindergartens, schools, cafes, roasters, and offices. 

But we especially love working with food businesses (manufacturers, restaurants) to help them avoid and minimise waste from the outset.

Cup to Crop is the daughter of Plate to Paddock

It came as a response to a need of coffee roasters and cafes to find a solution for their chaff, beans and
spent grinds.


What would normally be collected in garbage bags and sent to landfill, is now being compressed in reusable bags for use as chicken bedding and mulch. A 3m bin has been reduced to a 240 litre – saving space and massive collection costs


Cafes and businesses can now take advantage of having their grinds collected and put to beneficial use.



Sometimes a roast doesn’t go according to plan. Beans can also be collected and used on farm to enrich our worm farm.