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Food waste: kitchen and outdoor caddy

Food waste is collected every week.

You should have two food waste bins:

  • a seven litre caddy to keep in your kitchen
  • a 23 litre outdoor lidded food waste bin to put out at the kerbside by 7am on collection day

You can line your caddy with old plastic bags, compostable liners or newspaper. All liners are removed before recycling.

What goes in your food waste bin

You can put the following in your food waste caddy:

  • fish, meat and bones (raw or cooked)
  • dairy produce (such as cheese, yoghurt, eggs)
  • hard fats and lard
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • fruit and vegetable peelings
  • cereals
  • bread and pastries
  • rice and pasta
  • stale and out of date foods, including ready meals with the packaging removed
  • uneaten pet food
  • plate scrapings and lunchbox leftovers
  • kitchen towels

What not to put in your food waste bin

Do not put any of these items in your food waste bin:

  • packaging, pots, punnets or plastic film
  • large quantities of oil
  • dead animals
  • garden waste
  • animal bedding and litter
  • animal and pet faeces

Your food waste is recycled in Gloucestershire into a fertiliser for use on farmland and renewable electricity is generated as a bi-product during the process.