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Food waste collections

Find out about food waste collections, if your home is eligible, what you can put in your food waste and when your collection day is.  

We collect food waste free of charge from street-level properties with space to store their own bin.  Some flats are also included in the service, and we are now expanding the scheme to include all properties as this is required by government legislation.

What you can put in your food waste bin

You can use your food waste collection for:

  • meat, fish and bones (cooked or raw)
  • fruit and vegetables
  • bread, rice and pasta
  • eggs and dairy products
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • plate scrapings

Find out about recycling food waste

If your home is eligible for a food waste collection, you should already have a food waste container, and details of your collection days. 

Find out about your waste collection days

Request a food waste bin

If you need to order a food waste container, you can use our online form to order one free of charge.

If you don’t have a food waste service for your block of flats and would like one, please email environment@southwark.gov.uk and let us know.

Page last updated: 14 March 2024

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