A third of the rubbish in an average household bin is food waste. Joining our food waste recycling scheme can reduce your impact on the environment, and help you to save money on your food bill by cutting down on waste. You can even recycle cooked food scraps, meat, and dairy.
Alternatively, composting at home can help reduce the amount you throw away. You can find advice on East Sussex County Council's composting page, including tips for avoiding pests, deals on purchasing home composting equipment, and even a guide to build your own.
The food waste recycling service is only available for Lewes District Council residents, it is not currently available to Eastbourne residents.
The food waste service has become much more popular over the Christmas period, with hundreds upon hundreds of residents signing up to join the scheme. This is great news, but as a result, our supplier hasn't been able to keep up with the huge increase in demand. This means that there are delays on delivering new caddies to residents, whilst we await delivery of additional stock. If you sign up for food waste collections today, then we expect to deliver your equipment to you in mid-March.
Join the food waste recycling scheme.
Lewes District Council are offering every household free compostable caddy liners for recycling food waste. If you are joining the food waste recycling service then your starter kit will already include a free roll of liners. When you need your next roll of food waste liners you can pop into any of these local places to pick up your next roll for free: