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Services in Christchurch

Household food waste collections

Your food waste container will be collected weekly.

  • 7 litre kitchen caddy (keep indoors)
  • 23 litre food waste container (keep outdoors)

Compostable caddy bags or newspaper can be used to line a caddy. Kitchen caddy liners are available at most supermarkets and local shops.

What you can put in your food waste container

All cooked and uncooked food, including:

  • meat, fish and bones
  • fruit and vegetable peelings
  • cheese and dairy produce
  • cakes, bread and pastries
  • leftovers, including plate scrapings
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • pasta, rice and egg shells

What you cannot put in your food waste container

  • carrier bags/plastic bags
  • food packaging
  • garden waste
  • pet waste
  • liquids
  • oil or liquid fats
  • paper cups of any kind
  • wooden sticks/skewers

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