What's in the Recycling Pack?
All households in Ceredigion should have received a Recycling Pack consisting of:
- An Internal Kitchen Caddy for your food waste
- A 23 litre External Container for use on food waste collection days
- A Roll of Clear Bags for clean and dry recyclable materials
The internal Kitchen Caddy is a 7 litre caddy suitable for storage in the kitchen. The larger lockable 23 litre container is suitable for storage either inside or outside the home. The smaller caddy provides an easy way for you to store food waste in the kitchen. Once the caddy is full, waste can be transferred to the second, larger container ready for the weekly collection.
A minimal amount of liquid may be generated by the food waste during storage. However, it is of great importance that plastic bags are not used to line the caddy or container, as they cannot be treated by the food waste process.
The best method to keep the caddies clean is to wash them after emptying with an eco-friendly anti-bacterial cleaning fluid and warm water. Alternatively, you could line the caddies with a layer of newspaper or kitchen paper towels, which are compostable, or use compostable bags which are available from Customer Service Centres - Local Offices or Tourist Information Centres and most supermarkets. Please do not use plastic bags.
Food Waste will be collected weekly and residents will be required to place their container outside their property on their scheduled collection day, details of which can be found in the calendar provided here.
Clear bags are for your separated, clean, dry recyclables. Please tie the top of the recycling bag securely. Your recycling bags should then only be put outside your property on your scheduled collection day, details of which can be found in the calendar provided here.
For waste items not covered on this page, consult the A-Z of Waste. If you have a query contact the Council.