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


windfall fruitWindfall fruit (fallen garden fruit)

Don’t forget to place any waste fruit from your garden into your food waste containers for collection where possible.


If there is too much to fit in your food waste caddy you can fill your garden waste bag and place out for collection on your black bag day.

 Please clearly label the bag as windfall fruit.


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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.



If you run out of food waste bags, simply tie one on the handle of your kerbside caddy and the collection crew will leave you a new roll inside your caddy.


Alternatively, bags are available 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. 



What happens to the food waste?

After your food waste is collected, it is taken to a facility where it can be turned into energy thanks to a process called anaerobic digestion. 


This video explains the process: