Food waste recycling

Feed your caddy and win prizes

The Feed Your Caddy campaign aims to get households recycling more of their food waste. Thousands of homes have access to a food waste collection as part of their kerbside recycling scheme. If you have a food waste caddy or bin at home, you could win fabulous prizes simply for using it!

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1. What can go in your green bin?

If you live in Warwickshire and have a green wheelie bin then you can recycle all your food waste.

Please do not put plastic, or biodegradable bags into your green bin as they contaminate the load and will not compost.

All biodegradable packaging is not necessarily compostable, but a compostable packaging is always biodegradable.

Find out more information and your collection date.

2. Why you should put food waste in your green bin

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There are many reasons why recycling your food waste is extremely worthwhile:

  • If everyone in Warwickshire placed their food waste in their green bins rather than their black/grey bins we could save around £1 million every year.
  • Recycled food waste can be used on farmer’s fields as a soil improver, reducing the need for fertilisers.
  • By recycling food waste it reduces the amount of greenhouse gases that are thought to be a major contributor to climate change.

3. What happens to your food waste?

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4. Kitchen caddy bins

To get your free kitchen caddy bin please contact your local district, or borough council.

We have teamed up with Biobag to offer residents of Warwickshire discounted compostable caddy liners – 150 liners – for only £7.95. The liners will fit caddy bins up to 10 litres capacity, are 100% compostable and will be delivered direct to your door at no extra cost.

Food and garden waste placed in the green bin will be sent to an in-vessel composting facility in Warwickshire. More information about this can be seen in our video What happens to my food waste?.

5. Using your kitchen caddy

Step 1-Line your caddyLine your caddy with newspaper or a compostable caddy liner;
Step 2-place all food waste into the caddyPlace all food waste into the caddy, including fruit and vegetable waste, cooked food, bones, meat and fish etc;
Step 3-You can wrap your food in newspaperWrap food in newspaper if you prefer.
Step 4-Tie the top of the caddy bagWhen you are ready to empty the caddy, tie the top of the bag.
Step 5-Place in the green binPlace in the green bin.

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Food waste recycling was last updated on November 19, 2018.