Our Garden and Food Waste Collection

What Garden will we Collect?

Please note, the garden waste collection is now a subscription service if you wish to have your garden waste collected, there is a charge of £42 per bin.

To check what you can and can't put in your green bin / sacks, please download Your Guide to Our Household Waste and Recycling Service.

Food Waste

Food waste is collected from the food waste bin weekly. Food waste should be loose, wrapped in paper or in compostable bags (conforming to EN13432 standards). Suitable bags can be purchased in most major supermarkets.

What Happens to Garden?

Garden 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 is 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.

The composted material is used for agricultural use and land fill site restoration. We are unable to sell this product to the public.

What Happens to Food Waste?

The food waste is taken to an Anaerobic Digestion plant.

Anaerobic digestion is the process by which organic matter such as food waste is broken down to produce biogas and biofertiliser. This process happens in the absence of oxygen in a sealed oxygen-free tank call an anaerobic digester.

Home Composting

You may wish to consider composting at home. Discounted compost bins are available from Warwickshire County Council.

Contact

Contact: The Streetscene team

Last updated on 22/08/2022