Food Waste Recycling

Approximately one third of the general waste bin comprises food waste.  This service will seek to remove this waste from the general waste bin.

The following food waste will be collected;

  • Dairy
  • Meat and bones
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Bread, cakes and pastries
  • Rice and pasta
  • Fish
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds

What should not be placed in the food waste bin?

Please do not place the following items into your food waste bin:

  • General waste
  • Food packaging
  • Oils
  • Liquids
  • Pet Litter/Animal bedding

Who is food waste recycling for?

A food waste recycling service will be provided to all households within Glasgow by April 2017.

A commercial food waste recycling service is currently available.  Please contact the commercial services team for further information.

How can I reduce my food waste?

For hints and tips on how to reduce food waste, please visit the Love Food, Hate Waste website.

The free LFHW app allows you to easily keep track of food planning, shopping, cooking meals and making the most of leftovers. It also has lots of great recipe ideas and tips for using forgotten foods and leftovers to make great tasting meals.

When will food waste recycling be introduced?

Starting from 4 April food waste caddies, liners and instructional leaflets will start to be distributed to flats and tenements within the city.  An approximate timescale for the different geographical areas within the city is noted below.

  • North West: April – July 2016
  • North East: July – August 2016
  • South East : August – October 2016
  • South West: October – November 2016


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