Weekly food waste recycling
Please check your new bin calendar carefully
Some householders bin days are changing from October so we can make the collection rounds more efficient. We’re sending a new calendar and recycling guide on 20 September. Please check yours carefully.
Order a kitchen caddy or food bin
NEW! You can line your food caddy with plastic bags (eg carrier bags, pedal bin liners, bread / salad bags) or compostable liners, newspaper or kitchen roll.
|Yes please||No thanks|
|Raw and uncooked meat||Black bin bags|
|Fish, meat and bones||Hard plastics such as punnets of fruit or packets of bacon|
|Cooking oil, fat and lard||Any household recycling|
|Bread, cakes and pastries||Any household, DIY or hazardous waste|
|Rice, pasta and beans||Dog waste, cat litter or dead animals|
|'Gone off' food|
|Tea bags and coffee grounds|
|Fruit and vegetable peelings|
Your food waste bin should be put out by the kerbside by 6am on your collection day. For legal and safety reasons, bins must be removed from public paths as soon as possible after collection.
Food waste bins
Householders are supplied with a:
- a 7 litre kitchen food caddy for leftovers, peelings and any other food waste
- small 24 litre outside lidded bin for food waste to be transferred from your kitchen caddy and put out for collection
Most communal bin users empty their kitchen caddy straight into a red communal food waste bin instead of having a separate outside food waste bins. If you do not have a food caddy or a food waste lidded bin at home you can order them for free by:
- filling in the request additional recycling containers online form