Recycle at home
What can be put in food waste collections?
All uneaten food and plate scrapings
Baked goods such as bread, cakes and pastries
Dairy products, eggs and eggshells
Fruit and vegetables including raw and cooked vegetables and peelings
Out-of-date or mouldy food
Raw and cooked meat or fish, including bones
Tea bags and coffee grounds
What can't be put in food waste collections?
Liquids such as milk - these may leak causing spillages when transporting the food waste
Non-food products including nappies
Packaging of any kind
Good to know
You may wish to line your food waste caddy to make collecting and transporting your waste easier however your local authority will have specific rules on how you should do this. This may be with paper or they may provide you with liners or have a list of places you can purchase them from. You should check your local council website if you are unsure how to line your caddy properly.
Good to know
Try home composting your food waste
Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. It's easy to make and use, if you have the facilities.
These food waste items can be added to your home composting bin: Fruit and vegetable peelings, seeds and cores, tea bags, coffee grounds and filter papers, paper towels (if they have not touched meat) and egg shells.
You cannot compost: cooked food, fish, meat or dairy products.