Your new food waste caddy is to be used in your kitchen to hold all of your food waste.
You can visit your local library to collect a food waste caddy. You can find details of your local library here. If you are unable to get to your local library, please complete the caddy request form where we look to redeliver a caddy as soon as possible.
Once full, empty your caddy into either your brown or green-lidded bin, so it can be collected weekly. Please do not put your caddy kerbside for collection.
You don't have to line your caddy. You can put your food waste in loose or use a compostable liner or newspaper.
From 12 September you can order replacement liners for your food caddy online. Members of the Coventry Recycling Club will receive a further £1 discount. Join Coventry Recycling Club today!
Liners can also be purchased from most supermarkets.
Once collected, all your garden and food waste from your brown-lidded bin will be sent to In Vessel Composting.
The waste is shredded to a uniform size. The compost process is started by naturally occurring micro-organisms in the waste. As the micro-organisms break down the materials, they release nutrients and the temperature increases to 60-70 c. This kills pathogens, weeds and seeds.
After 3 - 4 months the waste is fully composted and used by local farmers.