To check what you can and can't put in your green bin / sacks, please download Your Guide to the Kerbside Household Waste and Recycling Collection Service.
Food waste can be put in the bin loose, wrapped in paper or in compostable bags (conforming to EN13432 standards). Suitable bags can be purchased in most major supermarkets. Please do not use plastic bags or biodegradable bags as they contaminate the material. For more information, visit Warwickshire County Council's food waste recycling webpages.
A maximum of two green bins will be collected per property. If you have excess garden or food waste and you only have one green wheeled bin, you can place up to three green sacks of garden / food waste next to your bin for collection. If you wish to have more than two green bins, there will be a charge for the collection; alternatively, you can take garden and food waste to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.
We have a supply of kitchen caddies that are available for collection, free of charge (one per household). Please contact us on the details below if you would like to receive one.
If you do not receive a wheeled bin service, you can:
Garden and food waste collected from households in the district is taken to an In-Vessel Composter (IVC) treatment site at Ufton, near Southam.
IVCs treat the material and ensure that composting takes place in an enclosed environment, with accurate temperature control and monitoring. The material can be turned into compost to be used as a soil conditioner in as little as two weeks. In comparison, this takes around three months using traditional outdoor composting.
You may wish to consider composting at home. Discounted compost bins are available from Warwickshire County Council.