If your local authority does not offer a food waste recycling service, you can recycle your food waste in a composting bin or a compost heap.
This is a more environmentally friendly alternative to sending food waste to landfill, where harmful greenhouse gases are created. In a compost heap or bin, your food waste will have plenty of oxygen to naturally break down alongside any garden waste, creating free and nutrient-rich compost.
How to compost food waste at home
Take a look through our drop-downs of what can be composted, and what to avoid...
- Fruit and vegetable peelings and scraps
- Tea bags
- Coffee grounds
- Cooked food
- Meat and fish
- Dairy products
- Baked goods
These will attract vermin as they rot.
You can find a range of compost bins at most garden centres or online. Some compost bins will be suitable for more foods than others. Always follow the instructions for use.