You can use compostable food bin liners, newspaper, bread bags, salad bags or plastic carrier bags to line your bin.
Composting is the best option for any food waste
If you need a new food waste bin you can collect it from one of our Community Centres or the Council Offices.
If your food waste bin is not emptied on your collection day, please continue to use it and we will collect it the following week.
Some properties may not be able to be part of the rubbish/recycling/food waste scheme because there is no space for bins, this is usually high rise flats. For enquiries please contact Neighbourhood Services.
|Cut food waste and save up to £60 a month by:|
- planning meals
- cooking the right amount
- use up your leftovers
- freeze as much as you can
- know your 'use by' dates
Love Food Surrey supports the national Love Food Hate Waste campaign, visit their website for more advice.
Use by dates
You should not eat food after the 'use by' date as it could make you unwell even if it looks and smells fine. If food can be frozen, its life may be extended beyond the 'use by' date, check the instructions on the packaging.
Best before dates
Except in the case of eggs, 'best before' dates are about quality, not safety. When the date passes, it does not mean that the food will be harmful, but it might begin to lose a little flavour and texture.