Brown bins are used to store all your leftover food waste. The food waste is organic which means it can be composted rather than sending it to a landfill or dump.

Some people are concerned about the smell or flies associated with brown bins, but these issues can be easily overcome by following simple steps.

It's recommended you use a compostable bag to line your brown bin, this will help prevent the bin from smelling. It's also advisable to rinse your bin after it's been emptied.

The small flies which can infest your brown bin are fruit flies. By ensuring any food is covered you will reduce this issue. You can also wrap food in newspaper.

Your waste collector will have a list of what you can put in your brown bin. Visit their website or ask for an information sheet for full details.