Brown Caddy

What goes in the brown caddy?

The 23 litre brown caddie is for all your food waste. A list of what can and cannot be placed in the caddy is available below.

Yes Please

  • Kitchen Food Scraps (all cooked and uncooked food)
  • Vegetables & fruit
  • Meat, fish & bones
  • Cheese & egg shells
  • Bread, cereal & cakes
  • Pasta & rice
  • Tea bags & coffee grounds
  • Other plate scrapings

No Thank You

  • Any liquid (including fat)
  • Animal waste

Caddy liners

Food caddy liners are available to collect free of charge at the Civic Centre in Pontypool, Blaenavon Medical Resource Centre and the Customer Care Centre in Cwmbran. They can also be collected from the household waste recycling centre in New Inn on weekends.

Residents must provide proof of residency in Torfaen, such as a utility bill, and can collect one roll at a time.

What will happen to my food waste after collection?

Once we have collected your food waste, it is taken to a special processing facility where it is treated in an enclosed vessel. As the food breaks down, the temperature is carefully controlled to ensure that the finished product is completely sterile.

What day will my caddy be collected?

Use our mapping system to find your waste/recycling collection day.

You can find out what colour bin is due for collection this week by viewing the calendar of collections for your round.

Missed collections

If your caddy was at the collection point by 7.00am on the day of collection however has not been emptied, please let us know immediately by completing the report a missed collection online form and we will make arrangements to collect it as soon as possible.

Last Modified: 26/02/2022
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200


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