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Using the food waste service

What can I put in my food waste bin?

Items you can place in your food bin:

  • food waste, such as plate scrapings or mouldy food
  • fish, meat and bones 
  • dairy foods, such as cheese, yoghurt, eggs, including eggshells
  • tea bags and coffee grounds  
  • rice, pasta and beans  
  • bread and pastries  
  • fruit and vegetable

Please do not put these in your food bins: 

  • packaging of any kind, including compostable packaging
  • plastic bags  
  • liquids, such as milk  
  • flowers or garden waste
  • oil and liquid fat  
  • any material that is not food waste, for example cotton t-shirts, food tupperware, or food packaging

How to use your kitchen bin

We are only providing residents with one initial roll of food waste liners as part of the food waste recycling roll-out. Each roll contains 52 liners and we recommend only filling them up as much as possible before taking them securely tied to the outdoor food waste recycling bin.

Once you have used up your initial roll of food waste liners, you can:

  • buy your own food waste liners from supermarkets or other retailers, such as transparent pedal bin liners, the liners can be compostable or made from recycled plastic, either way they are removed at our processing facility before the food waste is recycled
  • use old plastic bags that are coming to the end of their life.
  • used newspaper or paper bags

Please do not use black bin bags to line your kitchen bin. If you use black plastic bags your food waste recycling bin will not be collected as our crews will not be able to check if the bin is contaminated.

Please line your kitchen bin with your food waste liner of choice as outlined above, and then put your food in it. Please remember to remove all packaging before putting food in your food waste bin.

Whenever you need to empty the kitchen bin, tie the top of the liner and take the liner (depending on your property type) to: 

As part of the service launch, we will deliver one roll of food waste liners to your home.

About our food waste bin liners

Our liners are made with 100% recycled plastic.

They enable us to collect food waste hygienically and keep the food waste bins clean.

Our food waste is sent for anaerobic digestion processing. The liners are removed before treatment and sent to an energy-from-waste facility, where they are used as fuel to generate electricity.