• 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.