Food waste collection service

About the service

You should have two food waste bins, a small silver caddy for use in your kitchen, and a larger green bin to keep outside. Both bins have a handle that locks the lid.

Food waste is collected every week, on the same day as your refuse or recycling by a separate vehicle. Bins should be put out by 6.30 am on your collection day.

If you need a caddy you can order them online for free.

What can go in your food bin

All food waste, including:

  • food in its plastic bag packaging, e.g. bread or salad bags

  • meal leftovers

  • fruit and vegetable peelings

  • bones, fat and gristle

  • mouldy and out-of-date food 

Please don’t put packaging of any kind (except plastic bags), liquids (including oil or fat) or black bags into the bin.

Lining your caddy

You don’t have to line your caddy but if you want to then you can use:

  • plastic bags

  • newspaper

  • compostable liners

Please don't include black bin bags or plastic food packaging.

Flats and communal properties

Unfortunately the service isn’t available to all flats at the moment, check my Neighbourhood to find out what we collect from you.

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