What do you do with your food waste?

Did you know that by putting all your food waste in your caddy every week, you're helping to turn your egg shells into energy, your potato peelings into power and your leftover fruit into fertiliser?

All cooked and uncooked food waste can go in your food waste caddy - it's as simple as that. Then your district or borough council will collect it each week along with your other waste and recycling. Find out more about your food waste collection and lining your caddy.

Did you know that 4.2 million tonnes of food which could have been eaten is thrown away in the UK every year? To avoid throwing food away, here is some advice on meal planning, perfect portions and keeping food fresh. We also have recipes to help turn your lovely leftovers into tempting treats, and hints and tips as well.