Plate scrappings

Leftover food

Guidance

If your local council provides a food waste collection service where you live, you can dispose of food waste in your food bin. All types of food can go in the bin but please do not add: any kind of plastic or packaging, liquids including liquid fat/oil, and garden waste including wood or cut flowers. If you do not have a food waste service, cooked foods like this would need to go in your general waste bin - or if you have space, subsidised home composters or wormeries can be purchased from your local council, enabling you to dispose of organic waste like fruit and vegetable peel.