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Bin collections

Burgundy compostable waste bin

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

Food waste includes cooked and uncooked food, fruit and vegetables, dairy products, tea bags and coffee grounds. It does NOT include liquids or oils.

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

If you run out of liners you can wrap food waste in newspaper and line your caddy with paper too. Don't use polythene bags as they are are not biodegradable.

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

  •     dairy
  •     meat and bones
  •     eggs and eggshells
  •     fruit and veg, including peelings
  •     bread and cakes
  •     fish
  •     rice and pasta
  •     tea bags and coffee grounds

Compostable garden waste includes grass and hedge clippings, plants and weeds. It does NOT include soil, rubble, bricks, timber or pet bedding.

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 emptying grass cuttings - this will help with the emptying. If your bin doesn’t empty completely our crews are not allowed to put their hands into the bins and another crew will not return to empty it.

Do not put plastic bags in your recycling bins.

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

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

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