Compostable packaging

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

The food and garden waste 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 also compost your compostable packaging in a home compost bin. To find out more visit Let’s compost now.

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