Food Waste Collections

Each 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.

All containers need to be ready at the kerbside by 7am on your scheduled collection day.

How to order

If you would like new or replacement caddies please order online.

Order recycling containers

What you need to know

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

Yes please:

  • 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.

No thanks:

  • 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)