Mixed Food and Garden Waste Recycling Guide


Recycling Service Change:

Mixed Food and Garden Recycling

Collection of food caddies will stop June 2021



What’s changing and why?

You must now recycle food waste, tied in a compostable

bag, along with loose garden waste in your brown

wheelie bin.

Your bin will continue to be serviced every fortnight on the

usual collection day. Your weekly food caddy collection will

stop. This will be kinder to our environment, cutting down

on carbon miles and making recycling easier for you.

What should I do with my food caddy?

Your lockable caddy is yours to keep. You can continue to

use it to transfer food waste into your wheelie bin or clean

it out and use it to store items such as pet food, garden

items etc. If you do not wish to use it for these purposes,

ask a friend if they’d like it or take it to the plastic skip at

your local recycling centre.

TIP: In order to keep your wheelie bin clean, line the

bottom of it with newspaper or torn up cardboard.

What happens to your food and garden waste?

Your food and garden waste is taken to a special processing

plant where it is recycled into compost which is used in

community spaces, parks and gardens and community

gardens. By recycling your food and garden waste, you

will reduce the amount of food in landfill sites.


What goes in my

brown wheelie bin?



Food waste in

compostable bag

Garden waste

Cold ashes

Torn pizza


Small amounts of:




Small amounts

of pet waste in

compostable bag

Kitchen roll


Note: Overloaded/contaminated bins will not be emptied


your bin

Plastic bags

Plant pots


You can recycle all garden waste with food waste in your brown

wheelie bin. Please place all garden waste loosely and put food

waste in a compostable bag.



Have your bin out by 7am on your

normal bin collection day. You can view

your collection schedule on our website


Tie your compostable bag to the

handle of the bin for a new roll

For practical tips on reducing

food waste and saving money

visit: www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

This information is available upon request in a

number of formats including large print, Braille,

PDF, audio formats (CD, MP3, DAISY) and

minority languages.

To request these call 02871253253,

Text phone 02871376646 or

email equality@derrystrabane.com

Recycling helpline

T: 028 7137 4107

W: www.derrystrabane.com/recycling

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