About food waste bins and liners

Part of: Types of rubbish and recycling bin

In your food caddy bin you can put:

  • fruit and vegetables
  • meat, fish and bones
  • teabags and coffee grounds
  • bread, pasta and rice
  • eggs and dairy products
  • leftover food
  • pet food

For more information see food waste recycling on the North London Waste Authority website.

If yours is lost, broken or you need a new one, you can order a new food waste bin from Veolia.

Order a new food waste bin

On the booking page, please enter your postcode and choose your address. You will then see various options on the right. Click on ‘Order bins’ and choose ‘Indoor kitchen caddy’ and ‘Outside food bin’ if you require one. 

Small kitchen food caddy bin

This small black (sometimes brown) food bin is for household use and can be kept in your kitchen.

Small black food caddy with handle

Green food waste bin (for outdoor use only)

The green (outdoor) food bin is for household use and should be used to empty your kitchen food caddy in and place outside for collection.

Green food caddy

 Communal food waste bins

The black or sometimes brown kitchen food waste bin can also be emptied in a larger communal food bin.

2 large black food waste bins side by side. With brown lids and green stickers with white writing.


Estate food waste bins

A black wheelie bin with a brown lid is for shared food waste use on an estate.

A black wheelie bin with food waste written on the front in white writing and a small brown lid.