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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!
  • This is then sent on to a huge heated composting facility and is recycled in to rich compost, which is used on local farmers fields.

Why should I put my food waste in my green bin?

  • In a nutshell, 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.
  • 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.

Do I need to use a caddy liner?

  • No, you don’t have to use a caddy liner. If you prefer, you can place your food directly in to your green bin, or wrap food waste in newspaper.
  • If you do use a caddy liner it has to be compostable and display this symbol
  • Compostable liners are widely available from supermarkets and local shops. You can also buy them online at

Last updated Tuesday, 7th August 2018

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