Free food waste bags at new collection points across Fife

Archived news: published on Monday 29 Jul 2019 by Fife Council

Food waste bags

Food waste bags

Fife Council has increased the number of collection points where local people can get free food waste bags, for use in brown bins at home. There are now 65 collection points across the region, making food waste bags more accessible.

Householders can visit to find their nearest collection point.

Distribution points were reviewed and agreed by members of local Area Committees, and householders can continue to collect up to 3 free rolls of food waste bags every year.

Food waste can also be put loose into the kerbside brown bin, or, alternatively, the food caddy can be lined with paper or newspaper.

Cllr Ross Vettraino, Convenor of Fife Council’s Environment, Protective Services and Community Safety Committee, said:“These collection points will make it easier for householders to get their food waste bags and to recycle their food waste. Fife Council also wants to remind people to only put waste food into the food caddy. No sauces still in their plastic pots, or food wrapped in the plastic carton or bag. Unlike food, plastic does not break down to make compost.”

Fife’s food and garden waste goes to the Anaerobic Digestion unit in Dunfermline, which makes green heat and electricity as well as compost.

This waste is placed in an enclosed unit called a fermenter. Gas is captured from the food and garden waste during the digestion process. This is used to generate electricity that is fed to the electricity network. Heat from this process is used to heat the plant and local buildings. Once energy and heat are produced the material is composted into soil conditioner that is collected and used by Fife farmers.

Fife Council is also asking local people to look at ways of reducing food waste - portion and meal planning, as well as reusing left overs, can save money as well as waste  Reducing the amount of food that ends up in the bin also means less unnecessary packaging waste.

Free food waste bags collection point

Cowdenbeath Area

Cowdenbeath Recycling Centre

Lochgelly Recycling Centre

Benarty Customer Service Centre

Corrie Centre (Cardenden)

Crossgates Community Leisure Centre

Jenny Lee Library (Lochgelly Centre) 

Kelty Community Centre

Maxwell Centre, Cowdenbeath

Dunfermline Area

Dunfermline Recycling Centre

Dell Farquharson Community Centre

Duloch Leisure Centre

Dunfermline Advice Hub

Dunfermline Customer Service Centre (City Chambers)

Kingseat Community Centre

Queen Anne Community Use School

Townhill Community Centre

Tryst Centre

Glenrothes Area

Glenrothes Recycling Centre

Collydean Neighbourhood Centre

Glenrothes Customer Service Centre

Glenwood Community use school

Jubilee Centre

Lomond Centre

Markinch Rail Station

Kirkcaldy Area

Kirkcaldy Recycling Centre

Balwearie Community Use School, Kirkcaldy

Changeworks, Burntisland

Dysart Primary School

Greener Kirkcaldy

Kinghorn Community Centre

Kirkcaldy Customer Service Centre (Town House)

Sinclairtown Primary School

Templehall Community Centre, Kirkcaldy

Windmill Community Campus, Kirkcaldy

Levenmouth Area

Methil Recycling Centre

Buckhaven Library

Coaltown of Wemyss Village Corner Shop

Largo Library and Community Hub

Leven Library and Customer Service Centre

Methil Customer Service Centre

Sandy Brae Community Centre, Kennoway

The Centre, Leven

Windygates Post Office

North East Fife Area

Cupar Recycling Centre

Ladybank Recycling Centre

Pitenweem Recycling Centre

St. Andrews Recycling Centre

Anstruther Customer Service Point, Waid Community Campus

Auchtermuchty Community Centre

Cupar Customer Service Centre

East Fife Mobile Library

Newburgh Library and Heritage Centre

Newport-on-Tay Library and Heritage Centre

St Andrews Library

Tayport Library

South West Fife area

Dalgety Bay Recycling Centre

Aberdour Library

Camdean Community Centre, Rosyth

Dalgety Bay Library

Inverkeithing Customer Service Centre

Kincardine Community Centre

Oakley Community Centre

Parkgate Community Leisure Centre, Rosyth

Valleyfield Community Centre



Ross J Vettraino OBE, Councillor 
Tel: 07852 330 044 Contact Ross J Vettraino OBE online
By Post: Fife council, Fife House North Street, Glenrothes,KY7 5LT
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