BT Planned Engineering Works

Due to more engineering works by BT all our online services will unfortunately be unavailable for two periods. The first will be from 00:01 until 06:00 on 18/02 and the second will be from 22:00 on 22/02 until 02:00 on 23/02. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Our Garden and Food Waste Collection

What Garden and Food Waste will we Collect?

To find out 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 put 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 you can visit Warwickshire County Council's food waste recycling webpages.

A maximum of 2 green bins will be collected per property. If you have excess garden/food waste and you only have one green wheelie 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 2 green bins, there will be a charge for the collection, alternatively, you can take it to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Kitchen Caddy

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.

Sack Collections

If you do not receive a wheeled bin service, you can:

  • Use green garden sacks (a maximum of six) for garden and food waste, and/or
  • Use a kitchen caddy to present your food waste for collection.
What Happens to the Garden and Food Waste?

Garden and food waste collected from households in the district are 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.

Home Composting

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


Telephone: 01789 260616


Last updated on 19/02/2018

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