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Bin collections

Burgundy compostable waste bin

You can put all food and compostable garden waste in your burgundy bin.

All cooked and uncooked food can be recycled using your kitchen caddy including:

  • non-liquid dairy products
  • meat and bones
  • eggs and eggshells
  • fruit and vegetables, including peelings
  • bread and cakes
  • fish
  • rice and pasta
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • natural cork

Compostable garden waste includes:

  • grass and hedge clippings
  • plants and weeds

DO NOT put the following items in your burgundy recycling bin:

  • liquids or oils
  • soil, rubble, bricks or timber
  • animal waste or pet bedding
  • glass
  • plastic bags

Your kitchen caddy has a lockable lid so there shouldn't be any smell from it.

If you’ve run out of liners see the Food waste and kitchen caddy liners page to order more and find out what to do in the meantime.

The contents of your burgundy bin will go to a local processor to be turned into compost.

Please note - wet grass cuttings can stick to the bottom of your bin. Please loosen it off for the next collection. Where possible, place other garden refuse such as twigs and branches at the bottom before putting in your grass cuttings - this will help with the emptying. If your bin doesn’t empty completely our crews aren’t allowed to put their hands into the bins and another crew will not return to empty it.

If you have large items of garden waste like tree trunks or hedge cuttings you can book a free garden waste uplift, or you can take these to your Waste and recycling centre.

We recommend you put your house number on your wheelie bins.