Recycle Your Food Waste

Why recycle your food waste?

When recycled, food waste can be turned into something useful. Your food waste is taken to a processing facility where it is used to generate electricity to power homes and the local community.

Good to know

Six recycled tea bags could produce enough electricity to boil a kettle for another cuppa.

If everyone in Blaenau Gwent recycled one banana peel it could create enough energy to power a typical home for more than 90 days. To find out more top tips and information, visit recycleforwales. You can also join in the conversation at: @recycle4wales or recycleforwales (Facebook).

Food for thought

Remember there is no amount too small. The best thing we can do with our food is enjoy it but some waste like banana peels, tea bags and plate scrapings are unavoidable.

Yes Please

  • All uneaten food and plate scrapings
  • Peelings
  • Tea bags
  • Mouldy or out of date food
  • Bread and pastries
  • Dairy products
  • Egg shells
  • Rice, pasta and beans
  • Meat, fish and bones (raw and cooked)

No thanks

  • Packaging of any kind
  • Liquids

Have you got the right equipment?

You'll need a kitchen caddy and a food recycling bin. If you don't have any of these, register on My Council Services to order or call 01495 311556.

Please note: If you require food waste bags, please see FOOD CADDY BAG COLLECTIONS  below for a full list of locations.

Please put your food recycling out for collection by 7.00 a.m. every week on your normal collection day.

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