How to keep your green bin clean

Here are some practical steps you can take to keep your green bin clean and to avoid maggots and bad smells. 

  • Wrap food waste in a sheet of newspaper or kitchen towel
  • Keep the bin lid closed
  • Try not to place the bin in direct sunlight
  • Avoid putting any meat products into the bin, particularly in hot weather. 

Do you accept biodegradable bags?

No - unfortunately, we are unable to accept what the supermarkets sell as 'degradable', biodegradable or compostable bin liners. This is because, West London Composting, where we take the green waste for composting, currently will not take these bags from Watford Borough Council. The material goes through the system in 12 to 14 weeks, whilst these bin liners take much longer to decompose. Please do not put these bags in your green bin because we will be unable to empty it.


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