Brown Bin Recycling (Food and Garden)

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Download your Recycle Right Leaflet here, your easy guide to recycling around the home.

Householders who require kitchen caddy liners should tie a liner to the handle of their brown bin.  One roll of caddy liners will be left with the bin.  A roll of caddy liners can also be collected at your local household recycling centre.  Alternatively, householders can line their caddy with kitchen roll or scrape food directly into their brown bin.

Your bin should be left out no later than 7.00am on collection day. 

To purchase a kitchen food caddy (£2) or receive a brown bin collection calendar or information on household food and garden waste recycling, please click here for contact details


What can go in your food and garden waste brown bin:-

 Food Waste



  • Meat and fish, raw and cooked food including bones
  • Liquids
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Oil or liquid fat
  • Fruit and vegetables - raw and cooked
  • Plastic bags and bin liners
  • Dairy products, eg. cheese
  • Any material that is not food waste                                                      
  • Breads, cakes and pastries
  • Packaging of any sort
  • Rice, pasta and beans
  • Animal faeces
  • Uneaten food from your plates
  • Eggs and egg shells
  • Fully compostable liners

  Garden Waste 

   YES PLEASE                

   NO THANKS                     

  • Garden waste
  • Soil and sods
  • Grass
  • Hardcore and rubble
  • Leaves
  • General household waste
  • Cuttings and prunnings
  • Plant pots
  • Shrubs and weeds
  • Animal faeces
  • Twigs and branches
  • Wood or coal ash

You can also take garden waste only to any of our Household Recycling Centres, for more infomation please click on the link Household Recycling Centres

This list is not exhaustive so if you are unsure about an item please email or telephone 028 2766 0248.


Useful information regarding food waste collections in your area to download:-

Watch the video on how food waste is processed from 

 Video on food waste composting

Video on garden waste composting 

Mixed garden and food recycling information leaflet

Mixed food and garden recycling information leaflet (text only)