Brown food waste bins

Brown food bins in Enfield are collected every week on your normal collection day.

You can use your brown bin to recycle your raw or cooked food waste.

All properties that have kerbside wheeled bins receive the free weekly food recycling service. All food waste should be recycled using this service. This replaces the previous mixed garden and food waste collection service.

What can go in your food bin

Things that can go in your brown food bin

You should not put these items in your brown food bin

See our leaflet about brown food waste recycling (PDF, 1661.09 KB).

Indoor food caddies

To use your smaller indoor kitchen caddy, line the caddy with a 100% compostable liner or use newspaper or a compostable paper bag. You must not use plastic bags. All food waste, leftovers and kitchen scraps can be placed into the kitchen caddy.

Your kitchen caddy is for indoor use only and should not be placed out for collection.

Stopping smells and flies

Regularly cleaning your food bin will help to reduce bad smells, or the chance of finding flies or maggots. Use hot water or a fragranced cleaning product to regularly rinse your caddies. Your smaller silver kitchen caddy is dishwasher safe.

Follow these other tips to help keep your food bins clean:

Did you know - By recycling food waste you will be creating compost for agriculture, which is good for Enfield and the planet.

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