Compostable packaging

Compostable or biodegradable packaging like cups, cutlery, straws go in your general waste bin.

Please do not put these sorts of compostable items in your food and garden recycling bin.

The food and garden waste you put in your recycling bin at home that is collected by your local council is delivered to an In-Vessel composting facility and made into compost in 6 -10 weeks. Compostable packaging takes much longer to break down, sometimes it can take years. This means that they won’t be composted in the same time as your food and garden waste.

You can compost your compostable packaging in a home compost bin. To find out more visit Let’s Compost Now.