What to do with
There are several ways to get rid of your used tea bags. If you have a food waste collection scheme in your area, tea bags can be included in this. Tea bags can also be added to your home composting bin if you have one.
Can I compost used tea bags?
- Yes - tea bags can be composted in home compost bins. When you use the compost, you may find there is a thin ‘skeleton’ of the bags still visible. These can be sieved out and discarded or dug in with the compost. See our home composting section for more useful information.
What happens to the used tea bags I put in my food waste bin/caddy?
- The used tea bags (together with the other food) will either be composted or sent for anaerobic digestion. Watch the video on how food waste is recycled.