What can go in each container

Pages in What can go in each container

  1. 1. What can go in each container
  2. 2. You are here: Food recycling container
  3. 3. Paper and cardboard recycling box
  4. 4. Mixed recycling bin
  5. 5. Refuse bin
  6. 6. Garden waste bin
  7. 7. Bins and recycling calendar
  8. 8. Easter recycling tips

2. Food recycling container

What can go in my green outside food recycling container and silver kitchen caddy?

Use the small silver kitchen caddy to collect your food waste each day, then transfer this into the large green food recycling container outside, which we will collect every week.

From Wednesday 1 June 2016 you will be able to use plastic liners or bags in your food recycling caddy. See the Plastic bags and your food waste recycling page for more information.

You can wrap each days food waste in newspaper if easier and then put it into outside bin if you find this easier. 

Yes please

  • Raw and cooked meat and fish, including bones, fat and gristle
  • Dairy products including cheese and eggs/egg shells
  • Bread, cake, biscuits and pastries
  • Rice, pasta, beans and pulses
  • Fruit, vegetables, salad and peelings
  • Leftovers and out of date food
  • Uneaten food from your plates and dishes
  • Tea bags/tea leaves and coffee grounds
  • Pet food
  • Newspaper, compostible liners and plastic liners or bags - if used to wrap food waste

No thanks

  • Any other packaging not used as food liners or bags
  • Black refuse sacks
  • Liquids
  • Oil or liquid fat

How do I prevent vermin accessing my food caddy?

Most of the market suppliers use the same design of food caddy, so unfortunately we have limited options when procuring these containers. Our advice for preventing vermin access to food recycling caddies is:

Ensure the food waste is placed in a sealed plastic bag as this prevents leakage and odour and helps our crews decant the contents neatly and efficiency at collection.

Place the caddy handle in the front folded position, so the lid is locked down, as this is the most secure locking position.

Place the caddy on its side inside your paper box as this helps prevent the lid being opened and it also keeps the paper secure in the paper box on breezy days.

Container dimensions

Outdoor container
height - 37cm
width - 28cm
depth - 28cm

Indoor caddy
height - 20cm
width - 23cm
depth - 18cm

Caddy, bin