Food waste caddy

kitchen caddy

Some properties without gardens receive a green food waste caddy collection with their kitchen caddy.

What goes in your food waste caddy?

Only the items listed below go in the food waste caddy bin - 

  • meat, fish and bones
  • plate scrapings/leftovers
  • fruit and vegetable peelings
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • egg shells
  • stale bread
  • cheese
  • cut and dry flowers
  • house plants
  • straw bedding for rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs (not cat litter or dog waste)

If it’s not on the list, check if it goes in the blue or black bin.


  • the food caddy is emptied every week
  • we will try and empty your food caddy on the same day as your black and blue bin
  • we empty the food caddy between 7 am and 4.30 pm.
  • the food caddy needs to be at the boundary of your property no later than 7am
  • make sure the food caddy lid is fully closed
  • return your food caddy to your property  as soon as you can after it has been emptied
  • if your food caddy is missed, please contact us within 48 hours of your collection day
  • no side waste with the food caddy.   

Find out more about Household Waste Recycling Centres

Only use Council provided liners in your kitchen caddy. If you need more kitchen caddy liners use the tag at the end of the caddy liner roll or tie a single caddy liner to the handle of your food caddy.

 Free kitchen caddy liners are also available from your-

  • local library
  • customer service centre
  • local household waste recycling centre          

Your kitchen caddy comes with compostable liner bags which you can use to collect food waste in before putting it in your food waste caddy.

Request a new caddy

Use the online form below to request a -

  • replacement caddy
  • additional caddy
  • kitchen caddy 
  • removal of a caddy

What happens to my food caddy waste?

It is taken to a local in-vessel composting site, where it is made into compost and soil improver for agricultural, horticulture and home use.

Assisted collections

If you need help moving your caddy, you can request an assisted collection by contacting 01482 300 300 or email