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Recycling my food waste

Find out what you can and can't put in your food recycle bin.

Silver kitchen caddy

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The 5 litre kitchen caddy is a handy, compact container that has been designed for you to keep in your kitchen. Please place all food waste into the caddy. When your caddy is full, transfer the contents to your larger outside food-waste collection container.

What can I put in my food waste caddy?                               

  • Meat and fish - raw and cooked including bones                
  • All shells from shellfish, nuts and eggs                                 
  • All dairy products such as eggs and cheese                        
  • Raw and cooked vegetable and fruit
  • Bread, cake and pastries
  • Rice, pasta and beans
  • Leftover, mouldy or expired food
  • Tea bags and tea and coffee grounds

What can't I put in my food waste caddy?

  • Food packaging that belongs in your recycle bin
  • Black bin liners
  • Liquids
  • Oil or liquid fat

What should I line my caddy with?

  • Plastic bags bought on a roll eg pedal bin liners
  • Old carrier bags
  • Bags food has come in eg salad bags, cereal bags or bread bags
  • Newspaper

Please note: the front or lid of many silver and green caddies will contain the text 'no plastic bags'. This policy has now changed and you can use plastic bags to line your caddy.

Please note: that you cannot use black bin liners as these could be confused with general waste.

When your caddy is full, transfer the contents to your larger outside food-waste collection container. Please do not put the small caddy inside the green caddy.

Outside food-waste collection bin

We collect food waste every week from your 23 litre green food waste container (or communal bin in some properties). This should be presented next to your wheeled bin for collection at the edge of your property by 6.30am on the scheduled collection day.

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Do you need a new caddy?

If you need either a new silver caddy or green outdoor container please let us know by emailing the Customer Services Team at customerservices@guildford.gov.uk or by collecting one from our local parish collection points.

 

Local Parish Collection Points for a New Silver Caddy or Green Outdoor Container
ParishContactStock Collection Point

Albury Parish

 

Peter Gellatly
01483 202689 
Call ahead to arrange collection.

Ash Parish

 

Ash Centre
01252 328287
Ash Centre, Ash Hill Road, Ash, GU12 5DP.
No appointment required. Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Effingham ParishBob Austin
01372 451925
King George V Hall, Browns Lane, Effingham KT24 5ND.
No appointment required. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00am to 12:00 midday.
Ripley ParishJim Morris
01483 224847
Parish Council Office, 4 Rio House, High Street, Ripley, GU23 6AE.
Ring ahead to arrange collection. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Seale & Sands ParishMaggie Nelson
01252 782626
Stock to be collected from Parish Clerk's residence.
Ring ahead to arrange collection.
Shere ParishJoy Millet
01483 203431
Shere Parish Council, Tanyard Hall, 30 Station Road, Gomshall, GU5 9LF.
Ring ahead to arrange collection. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Wanborough ParishBecca Henry
01483 810344
Summer Wood, Puttenham Heath Road, Compton, GU3 1DU.
Ring ahead to arrange collection.
Millmead House Reception Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BB.
No appointment required.