Food waste bags
What is provided?
From April 2018 we will no longer be providing a delivery of food waste bags through letterboxes to all householders in Fife. Food waste bags are however available from Recycling Centres and some Community Centres, Community Use Schools and Customer Service Centres listed below. Householders can collect up to 3 free rolls of food waste bags every 12 months.
The East Fife Mobile Library provides 1 roll of food waste bags. See when the East Fife Mobile Library is near you.
|Recycling Centres||Community Centres||Community Use Schools||Community Service Centres|
|Cowdenbeath Recycling Centre||Balmaise Community Centre, Leven||Parkgate Community Leisure Centre, Rosyth||Beath High Community Use||Cowdenbeath Customer Service Centre|
|Cupar Recycling Centre||Blyth Hall, Newport||Sailors Rest Centre, Methil||Dunfermline High School Community Use||Cupar Customer Service Centre|
|Dalgety Bay Recycling Centre||Bowhill Community Learning and Development Centre||Sandy Brae Community Centre, Kennoway||Glenwood High School Community Use||Dunfermline Customer Service Centre (City Chambers)|
|Dunfermline Recycling Centre||Buckhaven Community Centre||Savoy Sports Pavillion, Methil||Inverkeithing High School Community Use||Glenrothes Customer Service Centre|
|Glenrothes Recycling Centre||Corn Exchange, Cupar||St Andrews Town Hall||Kennoway Primary and Community School||Kirkcaldy Customer Service Centre (Town House)|
|Kirkcaldy Recycling Centre||Corrie Centre, Cardenden||Stenton Jubilee Community Centre, Glenrothes||Levenmouth Academy Community Use|
|Ladybank Recycling Centre||Dell Farquharson Community Leisure Centre, Dunfermline||The Centre, Leven||Lochgelly High Community Use|
|Lochgelly Recycling Centre||Kelty Community Centre||Tryst Centre, Dunfermline||Madras College Community Use|
|Methil Recycling Centre||Lomond Centre, Glenrothes||Visitor Centre at Lochore Meadows||Queen Anne Community Use School|
|Pittenweem Recycling Centre||Maxwell Centre, Cowdenbeath||Templehall Community Centre, Kirkcaldy||Waid Community Use School|
|St Andrews Recycling Centre||Methil Community Education Centre||Auchmuty Learning Centre, Glenrothes|
|Oakley Community Centre||The Whitehouse, Glenrothes|
Can I buy extra food waste bags?
|Leisure Centres||ONFife Libraries|
|Beacon Leisure Centre||Aberdour Library||Kirkcaldy Galleries|
|Bowhill Swimming Pool||Auchtermuchty Library||Ladybank Library|
|Carnegie Leisure Centre||Benarty Library||Leslie Library|
|Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre||Buckhaven Library||Leven Library|
|Cupar Sports Centre||Burntisland Library||Methil Library|
|Dalgety Bay Sports and Leisure Centre||Cadham Library||Newburgh Library and Heritage Centre|
|Duloch Leisure Centre||Cardenden Library||Newport Library and Heritage Centre|
|East Sands Leisure Centre||Cowdenbeath Library||Oakley Library|
|Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre||Cupar Library||Rosyth Library|
|Leven Swimming Pool and Sports Centre||Dalgety Bay Library||Rothes Halls Library (Glenrothes)|
|Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre||Duloch Library||St Andrews Library|
|Pitraevie Athletics Centre||Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries||St Monans Library|
|Waterstone Crook Sports Centre||Elie Library||Tayport Library|
|Inverkeithing Library and Heritage Centre||Templehall Library|
|Jennie Lee Library (Lochgelly)||Valleyfield Library|
|Kelty Library||Waid Library (Anstruther)|
|Kennoway Library||Windmill Library|
Is there anything else I can do to wrap food waste?
Yes. You can use newspaper or paper bags to wrap your food waste, or put food into the brown bin loose especially dry foods such as bread.
Or you can buy food waste bags not provided by Fife Council. These can be used in our system provided you see the compostable symbol below. 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).
Are any further changes planned in the future?
We are looking at other ways of providing food waste bags to householders. Any changes will be advertised this on this webpage.
Tel: 03451 55 00 22 Contact Recycling Helpline (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Friday) online