Kerbside Recycling Service
Food waste recycling service
If your food waste is not collected you can use our report a missed collection form.
To line your kitchen caddy you can now use old plastic bags such as old sandwich bags, freezer bags or carrier bags. You can still also use compostable liners or wrap the food in newspaper.
We are experiencing delays with caddy deliveries. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks. You can check your food waste recycling collection day and if your street is listed and you don't have a starter pack, please contact us. If your street isn't listed, it means that the service is not yet available in your street, but it will be assessed soon. Check out our food waste recycling video ( bins should now be out on the kerbside for 6am).
It's easy to take part; place the compostable liner, plastic bag or newspaper into the indoor kitchen caddy, fill it with left over food and scraps, tie the liner, place the compostable liner into the outdoor kerbside food bin (all food must be in a compostable liner, plastic bag or wrapped in newspaper), pull the handle to the front of the bin to lock (locking mechanisms may vary) and place it on your kerbside by 6am on your collection day.
|| No Thanks
|Beans, pasta and rice
||Liquids (including milk and cooking oil)
|Bread cakes and other bakery items
|Dairy items, such as cheese
||Animal waste or bedding|
|Eggs and egg shells
|Fruit and vegetables, including peelings
|Meat and fish, including bones
Tea bags and coffee grounds
|Fast food such as chips, burgers and pizzas
Compostable liners for your kitchen caddy are widely available to buy in local shops, large supermarkets and through online retailers. Look out for the compostable logo. The indoor food waste kitchen caddy is 5 litres but we would recommend a 7 litre bag to ensure that you are able to tie the bag closed. You can also use newspaper and plastic bags to line your kitchen caddy.
For more information please download our how to recycle food waste guide. You can also find out what happens to your recycling after it is collected.Find out about our on-street food waste recycling service.
If you have any questions about food waste recycling or need any further information, you can contact us using the contact details on this page.
Services for Communities33 Murrayburn Road, Edinburgh, EH14 2TF
Tel: 0131 529 3030
Fax: 0131 469 5149