Food waste bin

This is a limited service operating in the Rothwell and south-east Leeds area only. There are currently no plans to expand the service to other areas.

If you do not have a food waste bin and are looking for an alternative way to dispose of food waste, you may want to consider composting.

Yes please

  • All dairy products such as cheese and eggs (including shells)
  • Breads, pastries and cakes
  • Cooked and uncooked food
  • Meat, fish and poultry (including bones)
  • Out of date food
  • Pasta, rice and beans
  • Teabags and coffee grounds
  • Uneaten leftovers from dishes and plates including uneaten takeaway food
  • Vegetables and fruit (including peelings)

No thanks

Please do not put items in your bin that are hazardous, too large or heavy, for example:

  • Packaging of any sort
  • Plastic bags or wrapping
  • Pet waste

Compostable liners

These liners are provided for your food waste bins. If you want to use a liner in your kitchen caddy you can use old newspapers or other waste paper.

Alternatively, any brand of compostable liner that clearly displays the European Bio plastics logo can be used and these can be purchased from larger supermarkets and hardware stores - just make sure you don't use any other type of bag or liner, e.g. made from plastic.

Replacement bins

If any of your bins go missing you can request a replacement. Please see the Request Bins page for more information on how to do this.​​

Additional information

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Food waste leaflethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/food waste intro leaf p3[1].pdf951499pdf
Food Waste Stickerhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Food waste sticker.pdf296622pdf
Food AWC Instruction Leaflethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Food-AWC instruction leaflet.pdf1839021pdf
Waste FAQ Booklet Foodhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Waste FAQ booklet.pdf435397pdf

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