7 Top Tips For Recycling Your Food Waste

  • If you use liners in your kitchen caddy, put a sheet of kitchen roll or newspaper in the bottom to help keep it dry.
  • If you would rather use your own indoor container that’s fine – do whatever works for you.
  • Remember don’t let your kitchen caddy get too full, empty it regularly and put it into the outdoor food recycling bin.
  • Make sure you remove all packaging from your food waste, especially plastic.
Container of domestic food waste, ready to be collected by the recycling truck
  • Remember to scrape all your uneaten food straight into your caddy so it can be recycled.
  • Remember to recycle your mouldy and out of date food, including ready meals removed from their packaging.
  • By recycling your food waste weekly your household refuse bin will be cleaner, less smelly and gives you the opportunity to recycle more of your waste!
Food waste that is sent to landfill doesn’t harmlessly breakdown. It has a big impact on the environment as it rots and releases methane. However, it’s not all bad news as many of us will be able to recycle our food waste: head to Recycle Now to find out more about why it’s so important to recycle your food waste.

If your rubbish bin is overflowing with leftovers, vegetable peelings, and tea bags, why not put it on a diet? It’s easy to do. Recycling your food waste instead of putting it in the bin only takes a little effort and is an easy way to help protect the environment and save your local council money they can spend on local services.