Many collection points for free food waste bags have reopened across Fife and we have added other collection points where sites have not been able to offer this service. 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. Additional collection points may be added to this list when possible.
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.
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 Centre||Cupar Sports Centre||Leven Swimming Pool and Sports Centre|
|Bowhill Swimming Pool||Dalgety Bay Sports and Leisure Centre||Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre|
|Carnegie Leisure Centre||East Sands Leisure Centre||Pitraevie Athletics Centre|
|Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre||Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre||Waterstone 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).