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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
  • 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 you can use any type of compostable liner or plastic bag,
  • You can use small amounts of kitchen roll or newspaper to line your caddy and wrap your food waste


*We no longer replace 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:

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.

All food waste collected within Mid Devon is sent to an anaerobic digestion facility within the UK. Anaerobic digestion is a process through which bacteria breaks down organic matter in the absence of oxygen. The by product from the anaerobic digestion process is organic fertilizer.

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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