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.
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 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).