Order your free food waste recycling caddy online or call 020 3567 8105
Some food waste is unavoidable but that doesn't mean it has to go into your general waste bin. Many homes in Camden are eligible for our weekly food waste collection service.
What happens to my food waste?
When you recycle your food waste, it’s sent to special processing plants and is transformed into low-carbon electricity helping to power homes and communities, or turned into compost, which farmers can use as fertiliser. Making it much better for the environment.
Food waste recycling - what goes in my caddy video
What can I put in my food waste caddy?
Lots of things can go in your food waste caddy. If you don’t have a food waste caddy order yours now online or call 020 3567 8105.
Feed your caddy…
- Fruit and vegetable peelings
- Tea bags and coffee grounds
- Stale bread and pastries
- Meat and fish bones (raw and cooked)
- Dairy products
- Eggs and eggshells
- Plate scrapings and leftovers
Don’t feed your caddy…
- Garden waste
- Any materials other than food waste
Household food waste collections
Use your small green kitchen caddy to collect all of your cooked and uncooked food waste. Put it in your brown lockable outdoor caddy for collection by 7.00 a.m.
You can line your caddies or put food waste straight in. If you do line your caddy please either use a compostable food bin liner or normal plastic bags that are coming to the end of their life. Please don’t use black bin bags to line your caddy.
Communal (mostly on Estates) food waste collections
Most estates will have a communal food waste bins which will be emptied weekly.
Please line your green kitchen caddy with a compostable liner or a plastic bag (as long as it’s not black) and take your tied food waste to your estate’s food waste recycling bin. All food waste recycling bins have securable lids to stop them smelling or rodents getting in.