Food waste collection

Food waste collections will resume from 17th August

If you have run out of food bin liners, liners will be available for you to collect in some local shops until the end of August - find out which shops have stocks of liners here

If you are unable to get to the shop to pick up bags ready for the first collection, please put your clean, EMPTY caddy, with any bag tied to the handle, out on the kerbside on your first collection day. We will leave a roll of bags in the caddy and you can resume your food waste recycling as normal the following week.

Please don’t put out a caddy with unbagged food waste, particularly if you need a roll of caddy bags.  We won’t leave a clean roll of bags in a dirty caddy.

Most homes in the Helensburgh and Lomond area can have their food waste collected weekly. You can use our online form to request a food waste bin or kitchen caddy.

Request food waste bin / kitchen caddy

Your food waste bin is emptied every week - check your collection day using our postcode look up here

You can use your 7 litre kitchen caddy to collect your food waste before putting it in your 23 litre food waste bin

You can put all your food waste into your food waste bin for collection, including:

  • meat and fish, including bones
  • fruit and vegetables
  • dairy products
  • bread, cakes and pastries
  • beans, pasta and rice
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • used kitchen towel and paper with food residue
Please try and ensure only full bags of kitchen waste are put in the food waste bin to minimise the number of bags required - we deliver supplies of bags every 6 months or if you need more liners simply tie a liner bag to the handle of you caddy and the waste crews will deliver some more.
Please use either the caddy liners provided by us when putting food into your food waste bin, or fully compostable carrier bags (some supermarkets such as the Co-op and Waitrose now provide these in their stores) can also be used.