Food waste collections

What can go in your caddy?

These items can go in your food caddy fruit, vegetables, left over food, eggshells, bread and cakes

All cooked and uncooked food waste can go in, including

  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • fruit and vegetable peelings
  • eggshells
  • meat - raw and uncooked
  • fish bones and skin (you may wish to wrap these in a sheet of newspaper to reduce odour)
  • mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
  • food that has passed its use by date

Food waste creates bio-fertiliser and biogas which is used to generate electricity, heat and transport fuel.

Please contain your food waste with plastic bags or liners. This will make it easier to separate your food waste and deter vermin and reduce odours. In freezing weather, liners can help to ensure that food waste does not get stuck to your bin. Any plastic bags such as bread bags are ideal for lining your caddy. You can still use newspaper or compostable liners but please do not include black bin bags and remember to remove any plastic food packaging.

Get in touch about recycling and waste

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call during office hours and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help.

Why was my bin not collected?

Our bin collection crews report on their system the reason why they were unable to collect a bin. Find out what the most common reasons are and what you need to do next if your bin has been missed.

Why was my bin not collected?