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Bank holiday bin collections

All bin collections following a bank holiday will take place 1 day late from 27 May to 1 June. See our Bank holiday bin collection page for further details.

Food waste

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1. Introduction to our food waste collections

Food waste collections take place weekly. This means they will occur on both your green bin and black bin collection weeks.

Why are we introducing food waste collections?

Food waste is a major contributor to the climate crisis.

While we encourage everyone to reduce their food waste by only buying what they will consume, adding a food waste collection service will help the planet by turning wasted food into soil-improver while generating gas and electricity.

The service will also boost the city’s recycling rate. Currently, food collected in the black bin is burned at the Energy Recovery Facility in Marsh Barton.

The following pages include all the information you need about our rollouts of food waste collections.


Please do not contact our small team by phone or by email with enquiries about when to expect food waste collections from your street. Other areas of the city will be added as we roll the service out further, but we are unable at present to confirm a timetable for these areas. It is important that our staff can continue providing support to other residents in a timely manner.
However, if you have received a caddy or notification that your food waste collections are due to commence and need to contact us with a question or issue, please use our Contact Us form.