The brown bin is for any cooked or uncooked food waste and garden waste.
The bin remains the property of the council and should not be removed from your home. It is the resident's responsibility to keep the bin clean while it's in use.
Remember, your bins and sacks must be at the boundary of your property by 7am on collection day.
Please do not dispose of food waste in normal carrier bags as most of these cannot be composted.
Cardboard can no longer be placed in the brown bin. Cardboard should be placed in your blue recycling sack, or flattened and placed beside it. Alternatively, you can take it to your local Recycling Centres
We are not able to accept 'bio' or 'compostable' plastics in the brown bin, except liners with the compostable logo as shown above. Please place 'bio' and 'compostable' liners without this logo in your black bin.
Producers of this packaging advise that their products can be processed through in-vessel composting, which is how the contents of the brown bin is treated. However a lot of in-vessel composting facilities, including the one we use, do not accept the material for the following reasons.