Lining your food waste caddy

You do not have to line your small 7 litre capacity kitchen caddy, but lining it will help keep it clean and odour free. You must use a compostable material to line it.

How to use newspaper

Newspaper is biodegradable, so using it to line your caddy is a good way to re-use waste.

Download a guide to using newspaper to line your caddy

Watch a video explaining how to use newspaper to line your caddy

How to use compostable food waste liners

You must ensure you use 100% compostable liners, usually made out of corn starch, potato starch or paper, certified as BS EN 13432:2000. Some plastic bags are sold as biodegradable, but this does not mean they will break down quickly enough during the recycling process and will contaminate the food waste, so only use bags which carry the correct logos.

You can buy compostable food waste liners from many local branches of Lidl, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose, or online from various suppliers such as get composting.com, as long as they meet the standard above.

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Compostable food liner logo