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?

Food waste bags are available at Leisure Centres in Fife and ONFife Libraries. Food waste bags are available for £1.30 per roll of 25 bags – priced to be cheaper for Fifers than other sources.

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
  Kincardine 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.


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