What do you do with your food waste?

It's now easier, cheaper and cleaner to recycle your food waste, because you can now line your caddy with plastic bags or liners. You can use anything from old shopping bags to bread or salad bags – and you can continue to use newspaper or compostable liners. Please don’t include black bin bags or plastic food packaging.

Find out more about using plastic bags in your caddy.

Your district or borough council collects food waste each week along with your other waste or recycling. Find out more about your food waste collection and lining your caddy. Once collected, your food waste is turned into energy and fertiliser during a process called anaerobic digestion.

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.