Food waste collection

Your small silver food caddy is to use day to day in the kitchen. The larger green food caddy (with a secure lid to keep animals out) is for putting out for weekly collection by the refuse / recycling crews.

Please leave your green food caddy out for collection next to your appropriate wheeled bin each week. Normally the food waste is emptied into a 'slave' bin which is emptied into the collection vehicle as and when necessary.

What can I recycle in the food caddy?

Yes please:

  • raw / cooked meat/fish (including bones)
  • leftover food
  • fruit / vegetable peelings
  • teabags and coffee grounds
  • eggshells
  • cooking oil and fats (soak oils into newspapers)
  • nutshells

What can't I recycle in the food waste caddy?

No thanks:

  • any packaging
  • plastic bags
  • non food products
  • garden waste

Please see the Love Food Hate Waste website for more information on how you can reduce your food waste.

Food caddy liners

Some residents like to use liners in their food caddy to keep it clean. Please feel free to use these if you'd like to but ensure they are fully biodegradable ones which are marked as meeting the European standard for compostable packaging - EN13432.

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