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Food waste

Items accepted in your food caddy

  • Leftovers from your meals.
  • Eggs – including shells.
  • All dairy products eg cheese.
  • Vegetables and fruit – raw and cooked.
  • Bread, cakes and other baked goods.
  • Meat – raw and cooked, including fat and bones.
  • Fish – raw and cooked, including bones and shells.
  • Rice, pasta and beans.
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds.
  • Cooking oil, lard and other fats – large quantities of cooking oil needs to be presented in a plastic bottle by the side of the food caddy.
  • Pet food.

Items not accepted in your food caddy

  • Packaging of any sort eg cardboard, plastic film.
  • Glass.
  • Other recycling.
  • Garden waste.
  • Straw or other animal bedding.

How to use your food caddy

  • Line your kitchen caddy to make it easier to transfer to the external food bin
  • Use a liner* in your kitchen caddy - this makes recycling much easier. Plastic bags can also be used - we encourage reuse such as those used for bread.
  • Put all your leftover, mouldy or out-of-date food in your kitchen caddy. No packaging please
  • When your caddy is full, tie the liner and put it in your external food caddy. 
  • External food caddies must be put out on the kerbside on your collection day. They are collected weekly.

*We are currently providing free liners for those on an individual wheelie bin service. Please tie a liner to your external caddy on collection day to signal you need another roll. 

Read more about our food recycling work with our leaseholders and tenants living in flats.