Your brown bin is for your organic and food waste. The great thing about your brown bin is it removes the need to put food and garden waste in the general waste bin.
A brown bin is provided to ensure waste food is collected separately so that it can be used to make high quality compost for use as a soil improver in agriculture and horticulture.
Also in Ireland, there are new Brown Bin Regulations, which now make it law that householders have to either use a brown bin, bring food waste to a local recycling centre or compost at home.
Food waste can no longer be placed in the general waste bin
- You can put any of the following into your brown bin including:
- • Raw or cooked food
- • Meat, poultry & fish, including bones
- • Leftover food from your plate & dishes
- • Fruit & vegetables
- • Tea bags, coffee grinds & paper filters
- • Breads, cakes & biscuits
- • Rice, pasta & cereals
- • Dairy products (cheese, butter, yoghurt)
- • Soups & sauces
- • Eggs, egg shells & cardboard egg boxes
- • Food soiled paper napkins, paper towels & pizza boxes
- • Newspaper (when used for wrapping food waste)
- • Out of date food with packaging removed (no glass/plastic)
- • Grass clippings and small twigs
- Please do not put any of the following materials into your brown bin:
- • Plastic bags/bottles
- • Packaging of any sort
- • Nappies
- • Glass
- • Stones/soil
- • Metal cans/wire
- • Cardboard
- • Ashes, coal or cinders
- • Pet faeces or litter
- • Cooking oils
If in doubt phone and find out, just give us a call on 051 640 924, contact Mark Power directly on 087 675 0252, or our office between 9:00am and 5:30pm on Thursday and Friday (closed for lunch between 1:00pm and 1:30pm) on 051 642 800. We guarantee that you’ll receive a competitive quote and top quality service.