Recycle at home = Yes
The majority of homes in the SLWP region can recycle food waste (including fruit and vegetable peelings) from home. This includes:
- Skin from banana, onions, potatoes
- Peel from apples, oranges, lemons and limes, kiwis
- Trimmings from courgettes, peppers, beans, carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, Brussels sprouts
- Stones from peaches, cherries, avocados, apricots and plums
- Egg shells
Any food waste should be placed in the dedicated food waste bin. It is collected every week by your local council for recycling.
RECYCLE OUT OF HOME = NO
Food waste cannot currently be recycled at your council-run Household Reuse and Recycling Centre.
Be a great recycler…
- Use a small kitchen caddy to store you food waste indoors. When full, transfer it to your larger outdoor food waste bin ready for collection
- Remember to lock the lid on your outdoor food waste bin to stop foxes and other animals getting in
- Line your indoor kitchen caddy with old newspaper or biodegradable (compostable) liners – please do not use plastic bags
- If your food waste caddy or bin is missing or damaged, contact your council for a replacement
- If in doubt, leave it out. Don’t let your enthusiasm to recycle contaminate a whole truck load of recycling – see What is ‘contamination’ and why is it important?
- If you live in a flat and do not have food waste recycling facilities, speak to your landlord or managing agent
- Plan your meals carefully to reduce food waste
- Get creative and use up your leftovers and fruit and veg peelings: visit the Love Food Hate Waste website for lots of hints and tips