What can I put in my bin?YES PLEASE
All the following cooked/uncooked foods:
beans, pasta and rice
bread, cakes and other bakery items
dairy items, such as cheese
eggs and egg shells
fruit and vegetables, including peelings
meat and fish, including bones
tea bags and coffee grounds
fast food such as chips, burgers andpizzas
liquids (including milk and cooking oil)
black bags or bin liners
How do I find out where my nearest communal bin is?
You can call us on 0131 529 3030 to find out where you nearest bin is located.We will also be looking to update the details on the Recycle for Scotland websitewww.recycleforscotland.comin the near future. This website has details of where youcan recycle different items across Edinburgh.
What can I use to line my caddy?
You can use old plastic bags, such as carrier bags, sandwich bags or even old breadbags.You can also use compostable liners or newspaper.
I don’t have room for another bin in my kitchen.
We have provided the smallest caddy that will also allow enough space to take theaverage amount of food waste.
Can I just tip the contents of my caddy into the communal bin?
No please make sure that you have lined your caddy with either old plastic bag,newspaper or a compostable liner. Tie this liner and put this into the communal bin.Please do not put loose food into the bin.
I don’t want to use the food waste service so can I opt out?
We strongly encourage you to make use of this recycling service, and are notcurrently running an opt-out service. Although we cannot enforce anyone to makeuse of any of our recycling services.With food waste making up a third of the average bin, this is all waste that can berecycled. When food waste gets set to landfill it produces harmful gases that damageour environment, and the cost of landfill tax is rising year on year.