What to put in your blue 23L Kerbside Caddy

You can put the following cooked or uncooked food in your blue caddy:

Yes please:


No thanks:

  • Meat and bones
  • Tea and coffee grounds
  • Dairy produce
  • Bread and pastries
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Fish
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Eggshells
  • Plastic bags
  • Garden waste
  • Pet waste
  • Liquids
  • Oil and liquid fats
  • food packaging

Useful tips and hints:

  • Use a kitchen food bin to collect food waste, then transfer to the blue caddy*
  • To clean your caddy, rinse with warm soapy water
  • Your blue caddy has a lockable lid to help keep animals out; to lock, push the handle down towards the front of the caddy
  • If you want to line your caddy, see Bin liners
  • You can put small amounts of kitchen roll in your caddy, but please don’t use newspaper to wrap food waste


*We no longer supply 5L Kitchen Caddies for internal storage of food waste. These were previously issued to households that didn't receive food or garden waste collections before the Waste Service changes in 2015. If you still want a kitchen caddy, these can be purchased from the garden sections of most home hardware and DIY stores.

Frequently asked questions:

undefinedNo, due to the composting process, please don't wrap your food waste in paper. If you choose, you can place a few sheets of kitchen roll into the bottom of your blue caddy.

Alternatively, you can use cornstarch liners displaying the 'Compostable' symbol.

Yes you can. We'll collect all cooked and uncooked food.

This helps keep the size of the caddy smaller and also reduces the likelihood of the food rotting down and becoming smelly.

If you don't have a garden but do have the occasional bunch of cut flowers, yes you can put these in your blue caddy (but no houseplants please).

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