Food accounts for 28% of the rubbish people throw away in Camden. This has a huge environmental impact. Camden Council are looking to change things.

Camden Council is sharing information on how to reduce the amount of food thrown away – consider this: out of every 5 bags of food bought we throw away 1 full bag of food. This is because of various reasons: we cook too much, we don’t freeze the food, and we don’t reuse leftovers.

Some food waste does need to be thrown out. Many homes in Camden are eligible for the council’s weekly food waste collection service.

If you live in the Borough of Camden you might be able to get a free food waste caddy. To see if you qualify you can click below:

Get a free food recycling caddy

When you recycle your food waste it is sent to special processing plants and is transformed into low-carbon electricity helping to power homes and communities, or turned into compost, which farmers can use as fertilizer, making it much better for the environment.

Lots of things can go in your food waste caddy. If you don’t have a food waste caddy order yours now online or call 020 3567 8105.

Feed your caddy…

  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Stale bread and pastries
  • Meat and fish bones (raw and cooked)
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Plate scrapings and leftovers

Don’t feed your caddy…

  • Packaging
  • Liquids
  • Garden waste
  • Oil
  • Any materials other than food waste

Small changes can make a big difference. Let’s all work together!

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