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Food waste

Collect your potato peelings, apple cores and food leftovers in green bags. See how the new food waste scheme works and how to get new bags.

Good to know

  • The food waste scheme was introduced in 2021 for blocks of flats. Food waste bins will be rolled out for villas and terraced houses in spring 2022.
  • Food waste bins are emptied weekly.
  • Food waste is organic waste. Examples include leftover food and kitchen waste such as fruit and vegetable peelings.
  • Food waste must always be sorted into green bags. The bags are supplied free of charge and may only be used for food waste – not for residual waste or any other items. Do not overfill the bag and always tie a knot.
  • If you live in a villa or a terraced house, tie an empty bag to the handle of your bin when you need a new supply of bags. That way, the collector will know to leave new bags on the lid of your bin.
  • If you live in a block of flats, you can collect new bags from a centrally located box. This could be in the courtyard, for example; otherwise, contact the person in charge of waste, such as a caretaker, to order new bags via self-service.


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