West Berkshire Council

Food Waste Recycling

Collection of compostable food waste in your green bin

It's simple to recycle your food waste - keep your caddy handy in the kitchen, add a compostable caddy liner and fill with food waste. When your caddy is full or after two-three days, tie the caddy liner and put it into your green bin (the same bin you use for your household garden waste).

You can recycle most kitchen waste, including:

  • meat and fish
  • fruit and vegetables
  • cheese and eggs
  • bread and pastries
  • uneaten food from plates
  • tea bags and coffee grounds

Please do not put bones from red meat, oils, liquids or fats into your caddy.  Please also avoid putting any packaging in.

Our pdf icon Yes/No Guide to recycling [4Mb] shows you exactly what you can put in your food waste caddy.

Compostable liners

Please only use compostable liners for your food waste. The kitchen caddies we supply have a 7 litre capacity - we recommend using 10 litre caddy liners.

Compostable liners can be purchased at Newtown Road Recycling Centre, Newbury. Packs of 50 bags are available for £3 - a discounted rate. 
To buy on-site, ask a member of staff.
Please make sure you have the correct cash, as no change can be given, and we can't accept payments by credit card or cheque.

You may also want to consider starting your own composter.

Replacement caddies

Unfortunately, we're unable to replace caddies that have been broken or lost.
You can find a reasonably cheap replacement at larger supermarkets, in hardware shops or from an internet retailer.

Who To Contact

Assistance with a range of issues related to waste services, such as recycling, rubbish and bulky waste collections

01635 519080