Food waste and leftovers

Find out how to reduce, reuse, compost and dispose of food waste.

Reduce and reuse

For food waste reduction tips and ideas for meals made from leftovers, see our Food Savvy website. Also Love Food, Hate Waste website is a great source of inspiration for this too.

You can also follow our new Food Savvy Suffolk social media channels where we will be sharing top tips, handy hints and recipe ideas.

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Home Compost

Raw fruit and vegetables peelings as well as eggshells can be placed in a standard home compost bin.

Only specialist composting systems such as the HotBin or Bokashi kitchen digester can deal with all cooked food waste.

See a whole range of compost systems at subsidised prices on Get Composting.


Do not put any food/drink waste in your recycling bin. You can dispose of unavoidable food waste in your black bin (non-recyclable bin).