What goes in your bins

7. Food waste caddy

Your food waste caddy will be collected every week as per your bin collection calendar. Bins should be placed out the night before collection day, however in some town centre areas bins may require to be placed out on the day of collection.

Food waste collection

Find out when your food waste caddy will get uplifted.

Check your bin collection day

Collections will take place between 5.45am – 10.00pm (9.00pm Fri). If your bin was not collected please report a missed bin collection.

What goes in my food waste caddy?

DO put in your food waste caddy

  • All cooked and uncooked food including bones and carcasses, dairy, fruit, vegetables and peelings, bread, rice and pasta, fish including bones and shells, teabags and coffee grounds, eggs and eggshells, cakes and biscuits, leftovers and pet food.

DO NOT put in your food waste caddy

  • Metal, plastic or glass packaging
  • Liquids and oils (oil banks at Recycling Centres)
  • Polystyrene (non-recycling bin)

Missing food waste caddy?

If you live in a food waste collection area you should have both an indoor kitchen caddy and an outdoor caddy. If either is missing call 0300 123 0900 or complete the online form to order a free replacement. .

The majority of South Ayrshire Council residents have access to the food waste collection service. If you live in a food waste collection area, now’s the time to ensure you have the necessary caddies to take part in the service.

All householders in food waste collection areas have been provided with a compact indoor kitchen caddy (7 litre) and a robust outdoor caddy (23 litre). If either of your caddies is missing or broken, please contact us to order a free replacement.

Food waste represents nearly a third of all household waste in Scotland and it’s easy to forget about all the different types of food waste that can go into your caddies. By using the food waste recycling service fully, you can help South Ayrshire Council avoid sending as much waste to landfill.

Even the thriftiest among us can’t avoid producing food waste such as tea bags and eggshells, but the good news is that you can help turn this into electricity and fertiliser by using the caddies provided each week.

To order a new caddie for free phone 0300 123 0900 or complete the online form.

How to order more bags

Caddy liners are available from our customer service centres and libraries at £2 for a roll of 52 liners.