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Food waste recycling

We are now expanding communal food waste recycling service to all suitable blocks and estates of 7 households and over. We are calling on residents, landlords, managing agents and RSLs to email to request the service (if they don’t already have it).

Bins, leaflets, caddies and liners and collections will be provided free of charge.

Food waste recycling pilot for flats above shops

We want to help all our residents to recycle food waste and are trialling a food waste recycling service for a section of Holloway Road between Holloway Road and Highbury and Islington tube stations. As part of the trial we have placed communal food waste bins at intervals along Holloway Road, with residents provided with food waste caddies and liners. If you live in a flat above a shop or business in this area and would like a kitchen waste caddy to recycle your food waste, please email

What you can't recycle

You can't put this waste in your food recycling bin: 
  • plastic bags
  • oil or grease
  • large bones or carcasses 
  • liquid

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.

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