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​​​​​​​​​Food Waste Collections

​​Food waste is collected weekly​, normally on the same day as your recycling collection.

Food Caddies

​​Every household has been issued with two food caddies - a small food waste caddy for you to keep on your worktop or under the sink and a larger outside caddy to use for collection. Both caddies have locking handles to prevent spills and smells and protect the contents from vermin. The contents from the small caddy should be emptied into the large outside caddy - which should be placed at the kerbside for weekly collection.

To keep your caddies clean you can line them with any type of plastic bag, newspaper, kitchen paper, paper liners or compostable liners​.​​

Please put the large outside caddy out by 7am on the day of collection. Please contact us if you require an additional or replacement container, a collection calendar or assisted collection for the elderly or infirm by completing a report it form, Email:​ or telephone 01452 396396.

What day is our Food Caddy collected?

To get your calendars for collection details, enter your postcode into the 'My Gloucester' box, then select your address, select the 'My Recycling' tab, and finally click on 'Yearly Calendar' to download. ​​

​​If you do not find the information you are looking for please contact us by completing a report it form, Email:​ or telephone 01452 396396.

Items we will collect in your Food Caddy

  • Meat & Fish (raw and cooked including bones)
  • Dairy products
  • Cooked and raw fruit and vegetables
  • Bread, cakes and pasta
  • Uneaten food from plates
  • Tea bags/leaves
  • Coffee grounds
  • ​Eggs/egg shell
  • Cereals
  • Now Halloween is over, your pumpkin can be cut up and put into your food caddy. Remember to remove decorations such as candles first.

Items we will NOT collect in your Food Caddy

  • Liquids
  • Crockery
  • Pet carcasses or faeces
  • Cooking oil (small amounts can be accepted. Larger quantities can be recycled at the Household Recycling Centre at Hempsted)

Food Caddy Problems?


  • you need an assisted collection,
  • you have recently moved house,
  • you have lost or damaged your bin, or
  • your caddy​ has not been emptied (Please notify us within 2 working days)
    Where access to property is blocked and it is a public highway instruction and not the residents fault, Amey will make one further attempt within 24 hours to collect. If access is still impeded the next collection will not take place until the next scheduled collection day.

please report it online, or email or ring (01452) 396396.

Food Waste Collections - frequently asked questions

Food Waste Collections - frequently asked questions

Love Food Hate Waste Campaign

For more information on reducing food waste and for recipe ideas, please visit the Love Food Hate Waste website.