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Food Recycling

Benefits of Recycling Food Waste

  • Save money! If you only buy the food you need, you will spend less at the supermarket. Your food waste recycling is contained in just one bin so you can clearly see the amount of food you are wasting and reduce shopping accordingly.
  • Reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill resulting in the reduction of landfill gasses distributed into the environment. 
  • Create "green energy". Recycled food waste can be converted into beneficial compost and energy.

Please don't put plastic bread packaging in your food waste bin and only use Council issued food waste recycling bags as they are biodegradable.

You will have two food caddies:

  • a small caddy (kitchen caddy) to keep in your kitchen – line your kitchen caddy with the small food waste bags provided by the Council. Once full this should be emptied into the food waste bin (large caddy).
  • a large caddy (food waste bin) to store outside – the food waste bin should be lined with the larger food waste bags provided by the Council to help keep it clean. The bin is lockable to prevent it being opened by animals.


You can request a food waste bin or caddy online.



These bin(s) can be used to recycle the following food items:

Sample Table
Fruit Bones


Dairy products
Mouldy or stale bread Rice
Teabags Pasta
Egg shells Leftover Food
Meat and fish Cereal
Pet food  
As a rule, if you eat it then you can place it in to Bryn Bin - your food waste recycling caddy!

Please note that loose food not placed in a food waste bag, will not be collected.

Your food waste will be collected on your  weekly recycling and waste collection day.

What happens to your food waste recycling?

You can request a food waste bin or caddy online.

Find out what can and can't be recycled in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

What can I recycle?

Participation monitoring

From time-to-time the waste management department will undertake participation monitoring on food/garden, recycling and residual waste. We have recently completed a food waste participation monitoring exercise but in the past have monitored recycling to determine which properties are/are not participating. Residual waste may be monitored to ensure additional or inappropriate waste is not being placed out for collection. These campaigns ensure we can target our education, advice and guidance to residents who may require further assistance, with appropriate levels of enforcement if necessary.