Food waste collection

We provide a weekly food waste collection, including all types of cooked and raw food and leftovers. Please place food waste in your:

  • brown bin

Silver caddy

Use the silver caddy in your kitchen; empty the contents into the larger brown food waste bin; or, put food waste directly in the brown bin.

Please do not wrap food waste in newspaper, kitchen roll or plastic bags. 

Top tips

  • Use an approved compostable bag – sold at supermarkets and other shops - to line your food waste caddy.
  • Don’t leave food waste uncovered before you place it in the silver kitchen caddy as flies can lay eggs during this time
  • Remove moisture from the food before it goes into the silver food waste caddy.
  • If you use compostable bags to contain your food waste then squeeze the air out once they are full to reduce smells.
  • Keep the lids of the containers closed at all times and on the brown food waste bin keep the handles in the locked position
  • Keep your bins clean with used dish water: the silver caddy is dishwasher safe.
  • Keep your silver food waste caddy and your brown food waste bin out of direct sunlight which might warm up the waste, this will help to reduce smells and flies
  • Keep your bin lid closed at all times to prevent animals and flies getting in.
  • Some essential oils such as citronella and tea tree oil are natural insect repellents: try smearing your bin lid with one of these if flies are a problem.
  • If the bin is broken please contact the waste team for a replacement: charges may apply.

Food waste collection: what we collect


Contact information

Contact the waste team.
  • 01494 586 550