Kitchen Waste

Kitchen 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


Food Waste Bag Delivery Delays

From Monday 11 June we started delivering the annual supply of food waste bags (3 rolls per household).


Delivery began for areas under week 1 of the recycling calendar. 


Unfortunately, there will be a delay in the delivery to households still awaiting their allocation. This is due to a delay in the delivery of the second batch of bags from the supplier.  


Due to this unforeseen delay, delivery to the remaining households will be suspended until week commencing 02 July. From this date, we will resume delivery to households under week 2 of the recycling calendar. 


We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to ask for your patience whilst we await the delivery of more food waste bags.


When we resume with the delivery, please leave your caddy kerbside following collection to indicate to us that you are yet to receive your allocation.


If you are unsure of your area on the calendar please enter your postcode in the box below for confirmation. If you have not received your allocation of food waste bags by 09 July, please contact C1V.






Residents can place food items out for their kitchen 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 kitchen waste recycling.


Kitchen waste caddy and bags

Kitchen Waste Kits and Bags

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


You will be resupplied with kitchen 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 Kitchen 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. 


Kitchen Waste Kit Cost: £1 per container / Food Waste Bags Cost £2