About your bins

6. Green wheelie bin and food waste caddy

Recycling your garden or food waste is just as important as recycling your paper, card and glass. You can put any garden or food waste straight into your green bin. You can also use your food waste caddy to recycle your food waste.

Follow these simple steps:

  • line your kitchen caddy using one of the compostable bags – please do not use normal plastic bags
  • fill the kitchen caddy with food waste
  • when full place into the green bin or food waste container

What can go in your green wheelie bin and food waste caddy

  • garden waste (No branches larger than 10cm or 4 inches in diameter)
  • cut flowers
  • vegetable peelings
  • bread and cakes
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • scrapings from your plate
  • eggs and dairy products e.g. cheese
  • meat (including bones)
  • fish

Please note: We cannot accept soil in the green wheelie bin. Soil is not accepted at the composting plant where the garden and food waste is treated. If you have soil to dispose of, please take it to your nearest tip or recycling centre.