Food waste recycling

Food waste recycling is available to all homes with a front boundary.

To recycle food waste you will be provided with a free 23 litre food waste bin. You can order a food waste bin online, or collect from Greenford Re-use and Recycling Centre.

Food waste is collected every week. Find your collection day.

Please place your food waste recycling on your front boundary by 7am on your collection day.

Please line your food waste bin with newspaper or a compostable bag, this will help prevent smells and stops food waste sticking to the inside of the box. Please do not use plastic bags to line your food waste bin.

You can recycle:

  • cooked and raw food
  • meat and fish (bones)
  • vegetables, fruit peelings, egg shells
  • dairy products (cheese and yogurt)
  • tea bags and coffee ground
  • newspaper to wrap your food
  • compostable liners

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

  • pet litter
  • pet faeces
  • any kind of packaging
  • plastic bags
  • nappies
  • liquids
  • tissues/kitchen roll
  • other general waste

We cannot collect your food waste bin if it contains any of these items.