What you can put in your brown bin and information on kitchen caddy and liners, second and no brown bin and brown bin waste.
Please place only the following in your brown bin:
Please see the document below for more information about what you can recycle at home:
Your guide to recycling at home (pdf 551kb opens in new window)
Using the corn starch bags provided, you can put the following in your caddy:
animal waste and bedding from pets that are vegetarian for example hamsters, mice, rabbits and guinea pigs. No cat, dog or horse waste.
When full, tie up the bag and place in your brown bin.
You can collect liners from your nearest:
Customer service centre (finder map)
Library (including mobile libraries) (finder map)
Leisure centre (except South Holderness) (finder map)
You can also collect 2 rolls of liners when visiting your nearest Household Waste and Recycling site.
Alternatively, if you don't have any liners you can use newspaper sheets or kitchen roll to line the caddy, place food directly into the caddy or straight into your brown bin.
No, households are only allowed one brown bin due to limited resources for collections (vehicles and staff).
If you have too much garden waste for your brown bin you can either compost the remaining waste at home or take it to your local tip.
Please note: garden waste taken to a Household waste recycling site (tip) is composted outdoors in open windrows so it is important that food waste isn’t added to the garden waste at these sites.
In certain circumstances (e.g. the bin has been stolen or damaged) it is possible to request a new or replacement brown bin. Find out more about how to request a new brown bin.
As kitchen caddies of food waste are not collected at the kerb side you must have a brown bin in which to place your full caddy sacks.
You can request a new brown bin online (opens in new window) if you do not have one, and a brown bin will be delivered to you free of charge. If you want to use a kitchen caddy but there isn't one at your property you can request a new or replacement kitchen caddy online (opens in new window)
Yes. All households have been supplied with a kitchen caddy and you can store this waste in either your paper sacks or a smaller brown bin between collections if you wish. You can request a smaller 25 litre brown bin (the normal full size bins are 240 litre) by contacting customer services on (01482) 393939.
However, as we cannot empty these smaller 25 litre brown bins directly into the back of a refuse vehicle, you will need to transfer the waste from your bin into your paper sack on the day of collection.
You can still use your kitchen caddy as normal which can then be emptied into any available communal brown bin.
You can request a new communal brown bin online (opens in new window) if you don't already have one and it will be delivered to you free of charge.
Once collected, the waste is taken away to be composted, going through the following stages:
Visit the reduce and reuse page to find out more about how to reduce food waste and how it can help save money.