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Collection of food waste bags
As from tomorrow (Thursday 19th March 2020) all Town Hall reception services will be available online or by telephone (01277 312500) only. Please do not visit the Town Hall. Please check our Coronavirus web page for further updates
To check your collection dates you can go to My Property.
Food waste makes up 20% of the waste in your bin. This is over 3,000 tonnes per year across the borough. We need to collect it, we need to compost it. Help us reduce the amount we landfill.
Biodegradable Liners for internal caddies -
If you are running low on food waste bags you can collect these from the Council reception, libraries, and selected retailers (see below).
If you have recently moved into Brentwood and require recycling receptacles and a collection calendar please go to the Moving In/Out page and complete our online form. Please note that once a request has been made, the caddy must be collected from reception at Seven Arches Road.
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
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)
What can I put in my caddy?
- All raw & cooked food waste
- Meat & fish - raw & cooked including bones
- Fruit & vegetables - raw & cooked
- All dairy products e.g. eggs & cheese
- Bread, cakes & pastries
- Rice, pasta & beans
- Uneaten food from your plates & dishes
- Tea bags & coffee grounds
No thanks! Please do not put any of these materials in your food waste caddy:
- Plastic bags
- Solid fats www.keep-it-clear.co.uk
- Animal food waste
- Packaging of any sort
Q. Where can I get more kitchen caddy liners?
A. Additional liners can be collected free of charge from the Town Hall reception, Brentwood library and Shenfield library or from various retailers listed below. Additionally, residents can also 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 therefore 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
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
- Roses Bakery, 102 Hutton Road, Shenfield
- 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, 1-2 Seven Arches 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