To recycle food waste, you have a small kitchen caddy for use inside your home and a larger caddy (houses) or communal food waste bin (flats) that we empty.
- Meat and bones
- Bread and pastries
- Tea and coffee grounds
- Fruit and vegetables
- Dairy products
- shellfish and egg shells
- plastic bags (even if they are biodegradable)
- can and tins
- oyster shells
- pet food
- garden waste
To keep your caddy clean we recommend that you use compostable liners, which are available from most supermarkets, or wrap your food waste in newspaper.
You can use the Recycling and waste bin request form to ask us to clean a communal food waste bin.
We collect external food waste bins and empty communal bins every week.
Find out your bin collection dates by typing your address into the bin collection box
Once collected the food waste is taken to an anaerobic digestion plant where gas from the processed waste is used to make green energy which goes to the national grid to power homes. The process also makes a liquid fertiliser used on farm land to help grow more food.
If you are looking for an alternative way to dispose of food waste, you may want to consider composting