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Food waste collection

Use your green bin for your weekly food waste collection.

Food recycling 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 6.00am on the morning of your collection day
  • keep your caddy clean by using the free liners provided
  • 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.

What to put in the bins

Yes please

Put the following items into your food waste bin:

  • fruit and vegetable peelings
  • left over cooked food (eg rice, pasta, vegetables)
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • egg shells
  • gone off/mouldy food
  • meat and fish (raw or cooked) 
  • dairy products
  • small bones up to and including chicken carcass

No thank you

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

  • packaged food (please separate gone off food from packaging and recycle separately)
  • card, cardboard or kitchen paper