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Food Waste

West Lothian Council offers a weekly food waste collection service. Information on your collection day and why we recycle food waste can be found here.

Food Waste Collection 

If you are offered a food waste service, it will be collected on the same day as your blue and grey bins. On your day of collection, please place your caddy on the kerbside with the lid closed by 7am Monday to Friday.

What can I put in my food waste caddy?

What can go in your food waste caddy?

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What Can Go In Your Food Caddy

  • Fruit and veg peelings
  • Meat and bones
  • Teabags and coffee grounds
  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • Dairy products like cheese (please no liquid products!)
  • Eggshells
  • All cooked and uncooked food waste
  • Meal leftovers
  • Out of date food from your fridge or cupboard
  • pdf icon Food Waste - Recycling Leaflet [977kb] provides further information on your food waste caddy service.

Did you know?

As well as costing the planet, the price of wasting food can hit your pockets too! 

  • Avoidable food and drink waste costs Scottish households £1.1billion in unnecessary purchases each year.
  • Scottish households throw away 630,000 tonnes of food waste to landfill every year.
  • By reducing food waste, each Scottish household could save up to £470 per year.

The Scottish Government's 2019 'Food Gone Bad' Campaign is highlighting actions that can be taken to reduce food waste and to recycle food waste that can't be prevented.

Please visit the following links for hints and tips on reducing food waste: