Fruit scraps

fruit scraps

Don't let your fruit peelings go to waste. If you can recycle your food waste at home, stick them in your caddy and not your rubbish bin.

Want to recycle your food waste, but not sure if you can? Check our recycling locator tool to find out if you can recycle it at home.

How to recycle your fruit peelings

It's simple - if your council has given you a kitchen caddy, you can pop your peelings in. It also means you can recycle all your other food waste. Food waste basically means the bits of food you can't eat like bones, peelings, cores and shells. You can also recycle your coffee grounds, so don't forget to stick these in your caddy too.

Remember to remove all packaging, especially plastic film!

To keep it simple, here's a list of things that can go in your caddy

  • Coffee grounds

  • Out of date or mouldy food
  • Meat and fish bones
  • Raw and cooked meat and fish
  • Egg shells
  • Fruit and veg peelings and cores

Did you know?

Your food waste can be turned into electricity or compost for farmers to use

Watch this short video to find out more about these food waste transformations