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Food waste collection

Use your green bin for your weekly food waste collection.

Food waste bin

To ensure your bins are collected please:

  • Use the free green bins provided
  • Put your bins out for collection between 7.00pm the evening before your collection and 7.00am on the morning of your collection day
  • Keep your caddy clean by using the free liners provided
  • Do not use plastic carrier bags to line your bins
  • Paint or write your house number on your bin
  • Use our recycling and rubbish collection search to find out what day we collect from your street

Where can I get a food bin from?

Food bins are available to collect for free from any council library or housing office. See our full list to find your nearest location.

We will provide a small caddy to keep in your kitchen which you can line with the food waste bags and a larger outdoor bin with a lockable lid for storage and the crews to collect from.

If you are unable to collect a bin you can request a delivery. Please note that deliveries may take up to 10 working days to complete.

What to put in the bins

Yes please

Put the following items into your food waste bin:

  • Cereals and seeds
  • Cheese
  • Coffee grounds, tea bags and tea leaves
  • Egg shells
  • Fish and meat
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Left over cooked food (eg rice, pasta, vegetables)
  • Stale bread
  • Small bones up to and including chicken carcass, lamb bone or anything left over from a typical family Sunday roast
No thank you

Do not put the following items into your food waste bin:

  • Card, cardboard or kitchen paper
  • Large bones
  • Plastic

Watch our video to see what you can put in your food waste bins. 

Keep it out - food wasteKeep food waste out of your black bags

A recent survey found that more than a quarter of black bag waste in Swansea was food.

Why should you keep food waste out of black bags?

  • This causes bags to smell which encourages animals to tear them open creating a mess on your street.
  • This waste is buried underground in landfill sites where it rots and releases harmful greenhouse gasses.

You can find out more about our Keep it out campaign and how you can help us to increase food recycling.

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