Food waste

Page updated on: 05/06/2019

We collect your food waste weekly. We provide a small brown caddy for your kitchen to put your food waste in day to day. If your food waste bin gets damaged or lost you can request a new one free of charge. When full, this can be transferred into the large green bin that can be kept outside. Do not put your brown caddy out for collection or leave it in your green bin.

If you have food waste, and let’s face it most of us do, anything at all even just tea bags should be placed in your food caddy rather than your black bag as it is so important this waste does not go to landfill.

Cooked and uncooked food waste can be put in your green bin including:

  • Food scraps
  • Meat and fish including bones
  • Fruit and vegetables including peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds

Householders are responsible for the cleanliness of their bins. We recommend that you wrap the food in newspaper or kitchen roll, this also helps absorb some of the moisture and helps prevent the food sticking in the bin. Alternatively you can purchase compostable liners. These liners are available from various local shops and supermarkets as well as a number of online stockists.

Please do not put your food waste in plastic bags (this includes biodegradable bags) as any plastic would contaminate the whole vehicle load which would then have to go to landfill. Bins with the wrong items in will be tagged and left behind.

Request a green bin or brown caddy