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Food waste recycling

From leftover or out-of-date food to teabags and coffee grounds, find out what you can put in your food waste recycling containers.

What you can recycle

You can put this food waste in your food recycling bin:

  • out of date food removed from its packaging
  • leftover food waste straight from your plate
  • tea bags
  • coffee grounds
  • dairy products 
  • fruit and veg
  • fish
  • seafood shells
  • meat
  • small bones
  • bread
  • pastries
  • rice
  • pasta
  • fruit stones
  • pet food 

Please don't put your food waste in plastic bags as we can’t compost them. 

You can collect free compostable bags from your local library or purchase them from local retailers.

Please watch our other videos on food waste and eating sustainably

How to prevent food waste at home

Eating sustainably and healthily


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