Communal food bins

Communal food bins are available if you live in a block of flats or tenement where there wouldn't be space for every household to have their own bin. Depending on your property, the food bin will be located either on the street next to the general waste bin or somewhere else nearby.

What you can put in the food bin

  • All cooked and uncooked food waste
  • Dairy and eggshells
  • Meat, fish and bones
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Bread, cakes and pastries
  • Rice and pasta
  • Tea bags
  • Coffee grounds
  • Solid fats such as butter or lard
  • Leftovers from preparing food
  • Leftovers from meals
  • Out of date food left in fridge or cupboards
  • Flowers

What you can't put in the food bin

Please do not put any of the following items in the food bin:

  • Pet food
  • Household waste
  • Food packaging
  • Plastic bags or black bags
  • Oils or liquids

Kitchen caddy and liners

Map of liner collection points

You can use your kitchen caddy and liners to collect food waste inside your house before being taken to the food bin. You can order online or collect liners from:

Contact the Waste and Recycling team

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