Put your bin out the night before
Please make sure your food caddy is out by 6am on your collection day.
We suggest putting it out the night before.
Food waste is collected every week
In Bracknell Forest food waste is collected every week.
Use our collection day finder to find what day your collection is.
What goes in your caddy
You can put all food waste without packaging in your caddy.
|Yes, please||No, thank you|
|raw and cooked meat and fish (including bones)||packaging|
|cheese, eggs, eggshells and yoghurts||cutlery|
|cooked and uncooked vegetables, fruits and peelings||disposable plates and cups - even if labelled as biodegradable|
|bread, cakes and pastries||garden waste|
|tea bags and coffee grounds||pet waste|
|dry and wet pet food||anything that is not food|
|cooking oil - pour into a sealed plastic bottle and place in your outdoor food caddy||liquids such as milk (cooking oil is allowed in a plastic bottle)|
Benefits of food waste collections
Find out the benefits of food waste collections, how your waste is recycled and recycling rates.
How to use your caddies
Keep your small caddy inside and put your food waste in it.
If you have small children or pets, it might be useful to keep it in the locked position.
When your indoor caddy is full, empty it into your larger outdoor caddy.
Make sure this one is always in the locked position.
Once your roll of food waste caddy liners has run out, you can use any other plastic bag to line your caddy. Bread bags and carrier bags are great alternatives. You can also buy caddy liners from most supermarkets.
Before our food waste is recycled, it’s put through a de-packaging system that macerates the waste and removes all types of liners and plastic bags. The plastic waste is then sent to an Energy from Waste facility where it is safely incinerated to create electricity.
You can also choose to leave your caddy bare and not line it at all. We recommend that both your indoor and outdoor caddy are washed weekly to avoid any unwanted smells.
Where to put your caddy for collection
If you put your other bins on the kerbside, please put your food caddy in the same place.
If you live on a private road, please put your food caddy in the same place as you put your other bins.
If you have a communal collection point and you do not live on a private road, please leave the caddy at the edge of your property boundary.
Report an issue
To report an issue, such as a missed collection, a broken caddy, or a missing caddy, please visit our bin issues page.
We are looking into the possibility of adding a food waste collection for flats and properties with communal bins from autumn 2021.
Each block of flats will be assessed before this is introduced to make sure a communal food waste bin can be accommodated. We will also need agreement from the management agent that they will take responsibility for cleaning the communal food waste bin.