Your brown food waste bin

Recycle food waste and leftovers with your brown food waste bin – collected weekly.

Your brown food waste bin is collected every week. The food waste bin is collected with your green recycling bin one week and with your black household waste bin the following week. You can use your small kitchen caddy to collect your food waste each day and then transfer it in to your larger brown food waste bin to be collected.

What can you put in your food waste bin?

All your raw food and cooked food waste leftovers including:

  • Teabags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Meat and bones
  • Bread and pastries
  • Fish
  • Dairy
  • Shredded paper
  • Cut flowers

What you can’t put in your food waste bin

  • Packaging
  • Plastic bags
  • Glass
  • Cat litter/animal faeces

Lining your kitchen caddy

Please remember to line your kitchen caddy with newspaper or a compostable liner, as all food waste must be wrapped. 

Lining your food waste bin

You can simply use a sheet or two of newspaper to wrap your food waste in. If you prefer to use a liner, choose ones designed to fit a seven litre caddy. Make sure that they are fully compostable and display the seedlings logo, or state they are 100% compostable with the reference EN13432. Due to health and safety requirements, we are not able to collect food waste that is loose in the bin.

Please note that the delivery time for a kitchen caddy is currently taking 20 working days.