A recent change in policy means that Surrey residents can now also use plastic bags to line their food waste caddy, which makes it easier, cleaner and cheaper to recycle your food. You can use anything from old shopping bags to bread or salad bags and you can still use newspaper or compostable liners. Please don’t include black bin bags or plastic food packaging.
What can go in your caddy?
All cooked and uncooked food waste can go in, including:
Tea bags and coffee grounds
Fruit and vegetable peelings
Fish bones and skin
Mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
Food that’s passed its use by date
If you’ve got smelly food you don’t want hanging around inside, simply tie it up in a plastic bag and put it straight in your outside food waste bin.
The food waste is collected from your outside food waste bin every week on the same day as your rubbish or recycling.
To find out more about your weekly food waste collection visit: