Every week, you will need to present your food caddy for collection, containing your household food waste for recycling.

What can I put in my food waste caddy?

  • Apples (including apples fallen due to windfall)
  • Bones (cooked chicken, fish etc.)
  • Chicken carcass
  • Coffee Beans
  • Egg shells
  • Fish bones
  • Potato peelings
  • Pumpkins
  • Raw and cooked food waste
  • Tea bags
  • Turkey carcass
  • Vegetable peelings

Please check our A-Z Recycling for detailed information on what can be recycled in your other containers.

If you have recently moved into Brentwood and require recycling receptacles, please go to the Moving In/Out page and complete our online form.

To help you recycle your food waste we will provide:

An internal kitchen caddy (with lockable lid) to be kept in the kitchen for easy storage of your food waste, until you transfer it into the external caddy for collection.

A starter pack of compostable caddy liners (x 25 bags) to line the kitchen caddy, keeping it clean and easier to use. Additional liners can be collected for free or you can line your food waste caddy with newspaper. Lining your kitchen caddy with newspaper pdf.

An external caddy (with a lockable lid) for food waste to be transferred into and presented on the kerbside for weekly collection.

If your food caddy is damaged or lost please complete our online form below:

Order a food waste caddy (large or small)

Where can I get more kitchen caddy liners?

Food waste caddy compostable logo Additional liners can be collected free of charge from the locations listed below. Additionally, residents can buy other brands of the liners from most supermarkets (prices may vary). Please ensure the bags are compostable and all liners used meet the specification for EN13432 and carry the seedling logo on the packaging.

Any bag that does not compost at the same time as the food waste will contaminate the soil improver. It is, therefore, important that ONLY compostable bags are used in the caddies.

Residents can also use newspaper to line the internal caddy Lining your kitchen caddy with newspaper pdf.

Current Council approved stockists supplying food waste sacks for free are;

  • Chelmsford Star Co-operative, 1 Fingrith Hall Lane, Blackmore
  • Doddinghurst News, 78 Church Lane, Doddinghurst
  • Wisebuys (Nisa) 48-50 Blackmore Road, Kelvedon Hatch
  • Pilgrims Hatch Post Office, 422 Ongar Road, Pilgrims Hatch
  • Londis, 35 Brook Street, Brentwood
  • The Emporium, 5 Warley Hill, Brentwood
  • Budgens, 74 Church Lane, Doddinghurst
  • Costcutter, 156 Brentwood Road, Herongate
  • Chelmsford Star Co-Operative, 62-64 Woodlands Avenue, Hutton
  • MS Supermarket (Costcutter), 52 Hanging Hill Lane, Hutton
  • Hutton Shopper, 29 Rayleigh Road, Hutton
  • RG Newsagents, Springfield Avenue, Hutton
  • Lords Newsagents, Rayleigh Road, Hutton
  • AM General Food Store, 3 Rayleigh Parade, Hutton
  • Brentwood Superstore, Unit 1, Crescent Road, Warley
  • Council Reception, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood
  • Brentwood Mini Market, 7 High Street
  • Brentwood Library, New Road, Brentwood
  • HJ Looker, 247 Ongar Road, Brentwood
  • Ingatestone Library, High Street, Ingatestone
  • Ingatestone & Fryerning Parish Council, Suite 1 first floor, 4 The Limes, Ingatestone
  • Patrick Green Ltd, 49 High Street, Ingatestone
  • Budgens, 46-54 High Street, Ingatestone
  • Jacksons (Londis), Thorndon Avenue, West Horndon

What happens to your food waste?

Once collected your food waste is taken to a special composting plant and will be used as a rich nutrient soil fertilizer on farms.

Benefits of the service

  • Your household bin will be cleaner and less full
  • It reduces the odour from rotting waste food by providing a special container for weekly collection
  • Your new collection is easy and convenient to use
  • You can recycle up to 20% more of your waste
  • It reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill, cutting the cost of waste disposal
  • Streets will be cleaner as the likelihood of black sacks being ripped apart by animals will be reduced.

For more information on food waste visit: www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

Report a missed food waste collection