Food Waste - Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Any damaged or broken caddies can be replaced free of charge. Just ring the Contact Center on 01978 298989 to ask for a replacement caddy. .
Then please continue to do this. This is a really environmentally friendly way of dealing with your raw food waste and peelings. However, the new green bin collections allow for other food items that would not normally be home composted such as cooked food and meat to be collected and composted in an in-vessel composting unit.
Never leave food waste uncovered especially in warm weather as it will attract flies that can lay eggs on the food before it goes into the caddy. Most of the maggots will be removed once the caddy is emptied. Any remaining maggots and fly eggs can be killed by carefully pouring boiling water into the caddy once it has been emptied. Using a mild detergent with a fragrance will also help to keep flies away from your bin. Please ensure all food waste is contained within a compostable liner as this will stop flies laying their eggs in decomposing food waste.
Any unwanted uneaten food waste which might include food past its use by date, mouldy food, leftovers from meals, non-edible food such as fish bones, fruit and vegetable peelings. Please see the detailed list below:
|Fruit & veg - raw & cooked||Plastic bags|
|Meat & fish - raw & cooked||Glass|
|Bones & egg shells||Cans|
|Rice, pasta, cereal & noodles||Paper|
|Bread, cakes, pastries & biscuits||Plastic bottles|
|Tea bags & coffee grounds||Pet litter|
|Cheese, eggs & yoghurts||Cooking oil|
|Beans, nuts, pulses & seeds||Foil|
|Uneaten food from your plate||Glossy cardboard packaging|
|Brown corrugated cardboard||Plastic Packaging|
No. But bin cleaning companies can be found in the local phone directory.
Your kerbside caddy is collected on a weekly basis on your normal collection day, so just check your collection calendar for your collection day.