You will now have a weekly collection of food waste from a small lockable bin. You'll also have a smaller caddy to keep in your kitchen.
What can I put in my food waste bin?
All your raw and cooked food waste including leftovers and spoilt food:
- meat and fish - raw and cooked including bones
- all dairy products such as cheese and eggs
- raw and cooked vegetables and fruit
- bread, cakes and pastries
- rice, pasta and beans
- uneaten food from your plates and dishes
- tea bags and coffee grounds
- cooking oil, lard and fats (do not put cooking oil in plastic containers)
- old flowers
How do I use my food waste caddy?
1. Line your caddy with a corn starch bag or newspaper and fill it with food waste
2. When it is full, tie the bag and put it in your bigger outside food bin.
You can order a new caddy by contacting Biffa using the details to the right.
You can buy more liners from most supermarkets but please use biodegradable cornstarch bags and not plastic bags. Most supermarkets stock suitable liners in the aisle with the bin liners. You need to look for sacks marked compostable or eco-sack/ compostable.
Liners can also be bought online from a number of retailers but please make sure they are 100 per cent compostable (with the reference EN13432 or with the logo) and should be designed to fit seven litre caddies.
Alternatively you can use one or two sheets of newspaper to line your caddy.
Here's some of the places we know of where you can stock up on more.
- Benson - Derry's Den, 26 High Street
- Brightwell-cum-Sotwell - Root One Garden Centre, High Road
- Chinnor Parish Council, Brunel House, 36 Station Road
- Chinnor Post Office, Keens Lane
- Chinnor Garden Centre, Thame Road
- Didcot Town Council, Britwell Road
- East Hagbourne Community Shop, New Road
- Ewelme Village Store, Parsons Lane
- Goring Hardware, 12 Red Cross Road
- Henley on Thames - New News Paper Shop, 49 Reading Road
- Lower Shiplake - The Corner Shop & Post Office, Station Road
- Nettlebed Post Office & Shop, 5a Watlington Street
- Sonning Common - Heath & Watkins, 41 Wood Lane
- Thame - The Money Spinner, 12 Cornmarket
- Thame Tuesday Market
- Thame Town Council, Town Hall
- Wallingford Londis, 38-40 Sinodun Road
- Wallingford Town Council, 9 St Martin's Street
- Wallingford Information Centre, Town Hall
- Watlington - D.G Homecare, 24 High Street
- Wheatley Londis, 66 High Street
- Woodcote Londis, Reading Road
- Wheatley - Mill View Plant Centre, Ladder Hill
These are just the ones we know of, so its also worth checking if your local shop stocks them.
Why has the council introduced a food waste collection?
Before the new service, all your food waste went to landfill, so by collecting it and composting it, we can not only reduce the amount of methane gas produced in landfill sites, which is a cause of global warming but we can also cut the costs of waste disposal.
For more information call our waste contractor Biffa on 03000 610610 or email email@example.com
Missing food bins
If your large food bin goes missing after you've put it out for collection please contact Biffa so they can arrange for it to be replaced.
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Last reviewed: 08 - 05 - 2013