Your bins and containers guide

Brown kitchen caddy and food waste container

If you live in a house you'll get a brown kitchen caddy and a brown food waste container. 

Brown kitchen caddy

You can use the smaller kitchen caddy inside your home to store:

  • food waste - cooked and raw
  • meat and fish - including bones
  • fruit and vegetables - including peelings
  • bread, rice, cake and pasta
  • pet food
  • cut flowers
  • mouldy and out-of-date food

Brown food waste container

When your kitchen caddy is full, empty it into the larger food waste container. Put this out each week for collection. 

Don't put these in your brown food waste container:

  • shredded paper
  • garden waste
  • cooking oil
  • plastic bags
  • pet litter
  • food packaging
  • animal bedding

Recycling tips:

  • most of the items you can recycle using your brown food waste container and kitchen caddy can also be composted in your garden (but not cooked food waste, raw fish, meat and bones)
  • remember to lock the lid of your outdoor food waste container to keep pests out
  • did you know that the average family throws away nearly £50 worth of food a month? Visit the Love Food Hate Waste website for information on how to save money