Your food waste bin is collected weekly.
We supply two bins:
- 7 litre food waste caddy - for use in the kitchen.
- 25 litre food waste collection bin.
Both bins have carrying handles that can be used to lock the lid.
When the kitchen caddy is full it should be emptied into the food waste collection bin.
What we can recycle
- Fruit and vegetable peelings
- Plate scrapings
- Meat and fish bones
- Shredded paper (small amounts)
- Out of date fruit and vegetables
- Out of date meat
- Out of date fish
- Unused/out of date pre-packed food (please remove wrappings)
What we can't recycle
- Food packaging
- Liquids (drain all excess liquids from food stuffs) and oils
- Garden waste
Lining your food waste bins
Your kitchen caddy can be lined with a biodegradable food waste bag, kitchen towel, newspaper or shredded paper to make it easier to empty and to clean. It is also useful to wrap food waste in newspapers or kitchen towel to help absorb any excess moisture.
The collection bin may also need to be lined depending on how well the contents of the kitchen caddy are contained.
Do not use any plastic bags in either of the bins.
Collections are made from the 25 litre collection bins. This should be placed out on your collection day alongside your recycling.
Please leave the handle either in the upright position or completely forward and down so that it locks the lid.
What happens to the collected food waste?
Once collected by our Contractor Bio Collectors the food waste is sent to an anaerobic digester where it produces methane gas and a bio-fertiliser. The food waste is treated in a PAS110 accredited facility in Mitcham, London. This reduces our cardbon footprint as is cuts down on the miles travelled and CO2 emmissions.
- The methane gas is classified as renewable energy and is used to generate electricity and heat.
- The bio-fertiliser is used by farmers to replace artificial fertilisers, which have a significant environmental impact.
Visit the Biogen website for more information.
You can take your recycling and household/garden waste free of charge to Space Waye Reuse and Recycling Centre. If Space Waye is closed, there are alternative re-use and recycling sites available in West London.