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Food waste recycling

Free food recycling caddy campaign banner

For a limited time, we are working with West London Waste to give away free indoor kitchen caddies and biodegradable liners to Brent residents.

The offer is available to those ordering a free outdoor food waste container for their house (the indoor caddy and liners will be delivered inside the outdoor caddy). Alternatively, if you live in a block of flats with a communal food waste bin, you can collect your free kitchen caddy from libraries while stocks last. Click here for a full list of participating libraries.

Go to West London Food Waste for more information about the campaign.


Recycling your food waste is easy. We provide you with a free external food waste container, which you need to use for your food waste. You can wrap your food waste in a caddy liner or newspaper, or place it straight into your food waste container. We collect your food waste every week. Just place your container next to your recycling bin by 7am on the day of collection.

What can I put in the food waste container?

  • Food waste containervegetable and fruit waste
  • fallen fruit
  • food scraps (cooked and uncooked)
  • bread
  • cheese
  • egg shells
  • tea bags
  • coffee grounds
  • pasta and rice

What can't I put in the food waste container?

  • garden waste
  • household waste
  • plastics of any kind
  • soil
  • stones or rubble
  • pet faeces or litter
  • disposable nappies

Contamination tag

We will not empty the food waste container if you have put the wrong materials in the wrong bin.

We will put a tag on the waste containers to tell you that there are materials that we cannot accept. 

It will be your responsibility to ensure that the wrong materials are removed before the next collection takes place.

Home composting

The best environmental way to deal with organics materials is home composting. Find out more about home composting.

Love Food Hate Waste

If you have a lot of food waste every week, why not visit Love Food Hate Waste for tips on how to reduce your food waste and save money. You can also download the Love Food Save Money leaflet for helpful tips and advice on reducing waste.