What goes into my bins and boxes?

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1. Food waste container

Food waste container

Your food waste container is emptied weekly on your collection day alongside your recycling boxes.

How do I use my food waste container?

  • use your small kitchen caddy to store your food waste in your kitchen
  • once your kitchen caddy is full, put the contents in your blue outdoor food waste container
  • lock the container by moving the handle forward and leaving it in the upright position

How do I keep my food waste container clean?

  • we recommend lining your kitchen caddy or food waste container to keep it clean.
  • containers can be lined with any of the following;
    • supermarket carrier bags
    • pedal bin liners
    • bread bags
    • compostable liners
  • alternatively, food waste can be wrapped in small amounts of newspaper
  • food waste can be put in your container loose, however, whilst our collection crews make every effort to shake out all of the contents, some residue may be left behind. Our crews do not scape out or clean containers. If you choose to put food waste loose into your container we recommend that it is cleaned regularly to prevent build-up of residue.

What can I put in my food waste container?

Yes please

  • bread and pastries
  • dairy
  • meat and bones
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • fish
  • fruit and vegetables
  • cut flowers
  • small amounts of dirty kitchen roll and tissue

No thanks

  • plastic film
  • cardboard (this can be recycled in your green box)
  • newspaper (this can be recycled in your reusable sack for paper)
  • cat or dog faeces
  • large amounts of kitchen roll and tissue
  • liquid waste