This waste is collected weekly. You can now use our Bin / Waste Collection calendar to find you waste collection date.
To help you separate your food waste, we provide a kitchen caddy and a kerbside caddy.
*Please note that if you run out of liners before a new batch is delivered, any plastic or paper bag can be used.
Place your kerbside caddy, textile bag and blue box along with your household bin out for collection.
If you do not have the caddies or require bags then please contact us on our Environmental Services line 0500 545 540, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively you can write to us at the address given at the bottom of the page.
There are a number of reasons for doing this. They include:
No it shouldn't:
The kitchen caddy is small enough to fit on your kitchen worktop.
The kerbside caddy has plenty of space for food waste but can be placed inside your blue box beside your glass, small electrical items and batteries. You can then place your textile bag on top.
When your supply of liners is running low simply tie an unused liner to the handle of the kerbside caddy on your normal collection day. A new supply of liners will be placed inside your caddy after it has been emptied.
Alternatively you can request liners by e-mailing email@example.com.
Please remember that any plastic or paper bag can be used until your new liners are delivered.
Yes, by asking people to separate their food waste, hopefully they will identify what can be avoided and take action to reduce this. Information on reducing food waste is available at the love food, hate waste web site.
The food waste collection is for the food waste that is unavoidable such as meat and fish bones, potato peelings, tea bags, banana skins etc.
In the future, there will be a landfill ban on this type of waste and therefore we need a separate food collection service.
If you have a blue box then you will be included in the food waste collection service. If not then we will try to include your property as soon as we can.
No, but to make sure:
If your caddy contained material that should not be there such as plastic bottles or glass, then take the materials out and call the contact centre on 0500 545 540. We will come and empty it as soon as we can.
Please keep your caddies. Domestic compost bins should only be used to compost fruit and vegetable food waste, egg shells, tea bags and coffee grounds.
You should not place meat, fish, and cooked food in domestic compost bins that could attract vermin. Use the food collection service for these items.
Some households have a waste digester such as a green cone. If you have one then please still keep your kitchen and kerbside caddies as an option should circumstances change.
The food waste we collect will be taken to a processing plant. This plant will treat the food waste in an environmentally friendly way forming a fertiliser for use on agricultural land. During the process, the energy released is converted to electricity.
Yes, please do this, as it will help our collection crew return the right bin to the right property.
Please call 0500 545 540 to request a replacement.
You will have to use your food waste caddies.
Future landfill bans may force us into the position where we cannot empty your green bin if it contains food waste.
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 0500 545 540