Food waste recycling
What food waste can be recycled?
You can place all food waste in the green bin to be recycled; including meat, bones, dairy products, vegetables, cooked food, leftovers from dinner, tea bags, bread, fish and more.
- You can use your caddy to easily collect your compostable waste and transfer your food waste from this in to the green bin to be collected
- You don’t have to use a caddy liner. You can use your caddy to collect food waste without a liner or you can place your food directly in to your green bin, or wrap food waste in newspaper
- Make sure you use a compostable caddy liner
- Compostable liners are widely available online and from supermarkets and local shops
Why should I put my food waste in my green bin?
- you will be doing your bit for the environment as well as saving taxpayers money
- If everyone in Warwickshire placed their food waste in their green bins rather than their black/grey bins, together we could save around £2 million every year
- Food waste is sent on to a huge heated composting facility and is recycled in to rich compost, which is used on local farmers fields
- Recycled food waste can be used on farmer’s fields as a soil improver, reducing the need for fertilisers – which can have a negative impact on the environment
- By recycling food waste, we can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases as there is less waste to be incinerated. Greenhouse gases are a major contributor to climate change
Last updated Monday, 28th February 2022