Food Waste

Food waste recycling allows residents to place food waste into one container for recycling.


Please ensure your caddy is placed on the kerbside (or in your communal bin area) by 7.00am on your collection day.


Collected: Weekly


Find your collection dates


UPDATE- Food Waste Bag Delivery Delays

From Monday 20 August residents who may not have received a delivery of bags, are advised to tie a bag or label to its handle, so crews can easily identify that the resident needs a replacement roll of bags. 


Bags are also available to collect from libraries and from The Alps Depot, Wenvoe


Residents can place food items out for their food waste recycling. Including:

  • Beans / pasta / rice
  • Bread / cakes / pastries
  • Dairy products (you can include egg shells from your eggs)
  • Meat and fish (including bones and shells from mussels, oysters, etc.)
  • Tea bags / coffee grounds
  • Cat and dog food
  • Guinea pig, rabbit and bird food

Please Note: Do not place packaging, liquids, oils and fats or animal/human faeces out for food waste recycling.


Kitchen waste caddy and bags

Food Waste Kits and Bags

If you need a new Food Waste Kit then you can collect one from the Alps office in Wenvoe or Barry Library. Kits includes a food recycling caddy and a lockable roadside caddy.


You will be resupplied with food waste bags once a year, enough to last approximately 3 bags per week. Any additional bags can be purchased from Barry Library, Cowbridge Library, Dinas Powys Library, Llantwit Major Library, Penarth Library, St Athan Library, Sully Library, Dinas Powys Community Council, the Alps Depot and the Civic Offices.

Food items that can be placed in Food Waste Bag include:

Beans, pasta, rice, bread, cakes, pastries, dairy products, egg shells, meat and fish, tea bags, coffee grounds, cat and dog food, guinea pig, rabbit, bird mix and seeds and plate scrapings.