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Coronavirus - Waste and recycling services

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PLEASE NOTE: Collection points for free food waste bags are currently closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Some collection points may be reopening but please check if they are handing out food waste bags before visiting.

We are unable to make other arrangements to provide householders with food waste bags at present. Compostable food waste bags are available at most supermarkets so can be purchased when carrying out essential shopping.  You can also use newspaper to wrap your food waste or put food into the brown bin loose, especially foods such as bread and vegetable peelings.

Free food waste bags are available from 65 collection points across Fife. See the table below to find collection points in your area. Householders can collect up to three free rolls of food waste bags every 12 months.

AreaFree food waste bag collection points
North East Fife AreaAnstruther Customer Service point,
Waid Community Campus
Newburgh Library and Heritage Centre
 Auchtermuchty Community CentreNewport-on-Tay Library and Heritage Centre
 Cupar Customer Service CentrePittenweem Recycling Centre¹
 Cupar Recycling Centre¹St Andrews Library
 Ladybank Recycling Centre¹St Andrews Recycling Centre¹
 East Fife Mobile LibraryTayport Library
Levenmouth AreaBuckhaven LibraryMethil Recycling Centre¹
 Coaltown of Wemyss Village Corner ShopSandy Brae Community Centre, Kennoway
 Largo Library and Community HubThe Centre, Leven
 Leven Library and Customer Service CentreWindygates Post Office
 Methil Customer Service Centre 
Glenrothes AreaCollydean Neighbourhood CentreJubilee Centre
 Glenrothes Customer Service CentreLomond Centre
 Glenrothes Recycling Centre¹Markinch Rail Station
 Glenwood Community Use School 
Kirkcaldy AreaBalwearie Community Use School, KirkcaldyKirkcaldy Customer Service Centre (Town House)
 Changeworks, BurntislandKirkcaldy Recycling Centre¹
 Dysart Primary School (9:30-2:30)Templehall Community Centre, Kirkcaldy
 Greener KirkcaldyWindmill Customer Service Point, Windmill Community Campus
 Kinghorn Community Centre 
Cowdenbeath AreaBenarty Customer Service CentreJenny Lee Library (Lochgelly Centre) 
 Corrie Centre (Cardenden)Kelty Community Centre
 Cowdenbeath LibraryLochgelly Recycling Centre¹
 Cowdenbeath Recycling Centre¹Maxwell Centre, Cowdenbeath
 Crossgates Community Leisure Centre 
Dunfermline AreaDell Farquharson Community CentreKingseat Community Centre
 Duloch Leisure CentreQueen Anne Community Use School
 Dunfermline Advice HubTownhill Community Centre
 Dunfermline Customer Service Centre (City Chambers)Tryst Centre
 Dunfermline Recycling Centre¹ 
South West Fife AreaAberdour LibraryKincardine Community Centre
 Camdean Community Centre, RosythNorth Queensferry Community Centre
 Dalgety Bay LibraryOakley Community Centre
 Dalgety Bay Recycling Centre¹Parkgate Community Leisure Centre, Rosyth
 Inverkeithing Customer Service CentreRosyth Community Hub
  Valleyfield Community Centre

¹ Please note that pedestrian access at recycling centres is by pre-arranged booking only. Find out how to get safe pedestrian access to our recycling centres.

Can I buy extra food waste bags?

Food waste bags are available at leisure centres in Fife. Food waste bags are available for £1.30 per roll of 25 bags – priced to be cheaper for Fifers than other sources.

Leisure centres selling food waste bags
Beacon Leisure CentreCupar Sports CentreLeven Swimming Pool and Sports Centre
Bowhill Swimming PoolDalgety Bay Sports and Leisure CentreMichael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre
Carnegie Leisure CentreEast Sands Leisure CentrePitraevie Athletics Centre
Cowdenbeath Leisure CentreKirkcaldy Leisure CentreWaterstone Crook Sports Centre

Is there anything else I can do to wrap food waste?

Yes. You can use newspaper to wrap your food waste or put food into the brown bin loose, especially dry foods such as bread.

You can buy food waste bags not provided by Fife Council. These can be used in our system provided you see the compostable symbol. This will ensure that the bags will compost in our Anaerobic Digestion Plant and create compost. Most 7-litre compostable bags fit into the food waste caddies provided by Fife Council. The bags purchased for Fife Council are 200mm (bottom) x 390mm (top) x 360mm (length).