Food waste

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What you can put in your food waste bin

We supply most houses and flats with a caddy for recycling food waste. Food waste we collect is processed into agricultural, nutrient-rich fertiliser. Some food waste can be used to make compost at home.

What you can put in your food waste bin

Food waste we can recycle

You can put any raw or cooked food in your caddy, including:

  • meat and fish
  • bones, fat and gristle
  • rice, pasta, beans and cereals
  • dairy products including eggs and shells
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • fruit, vegetables, salad and peelings
  • bread, cakes and pastries

Food waste we cannot recycle

Do not contaminate your food waste with anything like the following:

  • plastic bags
  • food packaging
  • liquids
  • oil or liquid fat
  • nappies
  • pet litter
  • pet bedding