Our Garden and Food Waste Collection

What Garden and Food Waste 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 can be collected from kitchen caddies or the bin. 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. 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.

What Happens to Garden and Food Waste?

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 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.

Home Composting

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


Contact: the Streetscene team

Last updated on 04/04/2022