Macedon Ranges Shire Council is expanding its kerbside organic waste collection to include food organics.
The shire council has received $182,000 from the state government to improve organic waste collection and recycling.
Funding was announced at the Romsey Transfer Station today. The project is worth over $460,000.
It has the potential to save an estimated 4864 tonnes of useful organic material from going to landfill, according to the government.
The project is also expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8241 tonnes.
Residents will receive infrastructure such as kitchen caddies, liners and kerbside bins.
Energy, environment and climate change minister Lily D'Ambrosio said it was crucial government continued to support such projects.
"They boost jobs, divert more waste from landfill and reduce emissions," Ms D'Ambrosio said.
The money is part of the government's $26-million Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund.
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