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Food Recycling

Here at Bin Liners Direct we supply a fantastic range of biodegradable and compostable bin liners, perfect for recycling food and garden waste. Please see our brilliant range of Biobag liners for more information.

The Importance Of Food Recycling

Not all food can be eaten! There will always be fruit or vegetable peelings and skins, waste tea and coffee grounds, egg shells and such which are wasted when simply thrown into the bin. It is estimated over 7 million tonnes of food is still wasted from UK households every year. The negative effect of this on the environment cannot be understated; if all UK households correctly recycled food waste, it would equate to removing one in every four cars from the road!

Instead of contributing to the ever-increasing costs of disposing food waste as rubbish, pop it into your caddy bins instead; it’s quick and simple, and you’ll be contributing to the production of valuable resources in your local area.

How Does It Work?

Amazingly, your food can be recycled into useful soil conditioners or bio fertilisers. Here is a little information on exactly how it’s achieved:

In Vessel Composting

In Vessel Composting is when food waste is mixed with garden waste, then shredded and composted in a tunnel for up to 4 weeks. High temperatures enable this to be carried out at quick rates, and enable the neutralisation of harmful organisms. Following this, the mixture is tended to for up to 3 months to maintain high quality levels, before the product is sold on as valuable soil conditioner.

Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic Digestion utilises micro-organisms known as methanogens. They produce methane gas, and are typically found in wetlands, and the digestive tracts of animals. They break down food waste in conditions where oxygen is absent, for example, in an enclosed tank. This creates and expels gases used to generate electricity, heat, and to transport fuels. Incredibly, they can also be used as a bio fertilisers, vital for farming or regenerating land.

What Food Can I Recycle?

Raw and cooked food can be recycled, even directly from the dinner plate. Below is an image which illustrates products that can and can’t be disposed of in your caddy bins (awaiting copyright response).

 

Logos To Look Out For

LOOK OUT for either of these logos to indicate whether your liner is fully compostable and biodegradable. More information can be found on our certificates page.

Our FANTASTIC manufacturer of biodegradable liners. Please see our extensive range by visiting our biodegradable liners page.

How To Recycle Food Waste?

Recycling your food waste couldn’t be easier! Many local councils have their own schemes to recycle unwanted food waste. To make your life easier we have provided you with a few of our most useful liners and their specifications below. We have also supplied a list of a variety of council schemes and their food waste programs, to ensure you are able to quickly find the correct bin size, and corresponding liners from our website to suit these bins. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to call our fantastic team, on 0117 330 2277.

Here you can find out what liner will suit your bin best and once you have found the suitable liner you need, just simply click on the link to order! We have all councils from England, as well as Wales and Scotland.

Local Authority Caddy Issued Liners to fit Other Bins Issued Liners to fit
Aberdeen City C 7 litre GDLINST7    
Bath & North East Somerset C 7 litre GDLINST7    
Blaenau Gwent CBC 7 litre GDLINMM10A 20 litre Garden Waste GDLINPB20GDLINPB40
Braintree DC 7 litre GDLINST7 240 litre WB GDLINWB240
Bristol C 7 litre GDLINST7    
Caerphilly C 7 litre GDLINST7 25 litre GDLINPB25
Cheltenham BC 7 litre GDLINST7 23 litre GDLINPB25
Cherwell DC 7 litre GDLINST7    
Cotswold DC 10 litre GDLINMM10A    
Derby City C 7 litre GDLINST7    
Dover DC 7 litre GDLINST7 23 litre GDLINPB25
East Devon DC 7 litre GDLINST7 20 or 25 litre GDLINPB20GDLINPB25
East Hertfordshire 7 litre GDLINST7    
East Renfrewshire C 7 litre GDLINST7    
East Staffs BC 7 litre (limited) GDLINST7 240 litre WB GDLINWB240
Eastleigh BC 5 or 7 litre GDLINST7 20 litre GDLINPB20
Edinburgh C 7 litre GDLINST7    
Elmbridge BC 7 litre GDLINST7    
Enfield BC 7 litre GDLINST7 240 litre WB GDLINWB240
Epping Forest DC 7 litre GDLINST7    
Guildford DC 7 litre GDLINST7 25 litre GDLINPB25
Harborough DC 7 litre GDLINST7    
Harlow DC 7 litre GDLINST7    
LB of Barnet 7 litre GDLINST7 20 litre GDLINPB20
LB of Camden 7 litre GDLINST7 20 litre GDLINPB20
LB of Ealing 7 litre GDLINST7 23 litre GDLINPB25
LB of Hackney 7 litre GDLINST7 20 litre GDLINPB20
LB of Haringey 7 litre GDLINST7    
LB Richmond upon Thames 7 litre GDLINST7 25 litre GDLINPB25 
Maidstone BC 7 litre GDLINST7 25 litre GDLINPB25
Mole Valley DC 7 litre GDLINST7 25 litre GDLINPB25
Newcastle under Lyme BC 7 litre GDLINST7 25 litre GDLINPB25
North Devon DC 7 litre GDLINST7    
North Dorset DC 7-10 litre GDLINMM10A 140 litre WB GDLINWB140
North Somerset 7 litre GDLINST7    
Oldham MBC 7-10 litre GDLINMM10A 20 litre GDLINPB20
Perth & Kinross C 7 litre GDLINST7    
Rochdale MBC 10 litre GDLINMM10A 23 litre GDLINPB25
Rochford 7 litre (tdp) GDLINST7    
Rugby BC 7 litre GDLINST7    
Runnymeade BC 7 litre GDLINST7 25 litre GDLINPB25
Sefton BC 7 litre GDLINST7    
Shepway DC 7 litre GDLINST7    
South Derbys DC 5 litre GDLINMM10A 240 litre WB Garden Waste GDLINWB240GDLINGS50
South Gloucestershire C 7 litre GDLINST7 25 litre GDLINPB25
South Oxfordshire C 7 litre GDLINST7 25 litre GDLINPB25
South Shropshire DC 10 litre GDLINMM10A 240 litre WB GDLINWB240GDLINWB140
Spelthorne BC 7 litre GDLINST7 23 litre GDLINPB25
Stevenage BC 7 litre GDLINST7    
Stirling C 10 litre GDLINST7    
Stratford-on-Avon DC 7 litre GDLINST7    
Surrey Heath DC 7 litre GDLINST7 25 litre GDLINPB25
Tewkesbury BC 7 litre GDLINST7 25 litre GDLINPB25
Thurrock C 7 litre GDLINST7 240 litre WB GDLINWB240
Torfaen DC 7 litre GDLINST7    
Trafford C 7 litre GDLINST7    
Uttlesford DC 10 litre GDLINMM10A 140 litre WB Garden Waste GDLINWB140GDLINGS50
Vale of White Horse DC 7 litre GDLINST7    
Warwick DC 10 litre GDLINMM10A    
Waveney DC 7 litre GDLINST7 20 litre GDLINPB20
West Devon BC 7 litre GDLINST7    
West Dorset 7 litre GDLINST7    
West Oxfordshire 7 litre GDLINST7 25 litre GDLINPB25
Woking BC 7 litre GDLINST7 23 litre GDLINPB25
Wolverhampton CC 7 litre GDLINST7 25 litre GDLINPB25
Wrexham BC 5 litre GDLINST7    

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