Food waste bags

What is provided?

Free food waste bags are available from 65 collection points across Fife. See the table below to find collection points in your area. Householders can collect up to 3 free rolls of food waste bags every 12 months.

Area Free food waste bag collection points
North East Fife Area Anstruther Customer Service point, Waid Community Campus Newburgh Library and Heritage Centre
  Auchtermuchty Community Centre Newport-on-Tay Library and Heritage Centre
  Cupar Customer Service Centre Pittenweem Recycling Centre¹
  Cupar Recycling Centre¹ St Andrews Library
  Ladybank Recycling Centre¹ St Andrews Recycling Centre¹
  East Fife Mobile Library Tayport Library
Levenmouth Area Buckhaven Library Methil Recycling Centre¹
  Coaltown of Wemyss Village Corner Shop Sandy Brae Community Centre, Kennoway
  Largo Library and Community Hub The Centre, Leven
  Leven Library and Customer Service Centre Windygates Post Office
  Methil Customer Sevrice Centre  
Glenrothes Area Collydean Neighbourhood Centre Jubilee Centre
  Glenrothes Customer Service Centre Lomond Centre
  Glenrothes Recycling Centre¹ Markinch Rail Station
  Glenwood Community Use School  
Kirkcaldy Area Balwearie Community Use School, Kirkcaldy Kirkcaldy Customer Service Centre (Town House)
  Changeworks, Burntisland Kirkcaldy Recycling Centre¹
  Dysart Primary School (9:30-2:30) Sinclairtown Primary School (9:30-2:30)
  Greener Kirkcaldy Templehall Community Centre, Kirkcaldy
  Kinghorn Community Centre Windmill Customer Service Point, Windmill Community Campus
Cowdenbeath Area Benarty Customer Service Centre Jenny Lee Library (Lochgelly Centre) 
  Corrie Centre (Cardenden) Kelty Community Centre
  Cowdenbeath Library Lochgelly Recycling Centre¹
  Cowdenbeath Recycling Centre¹ Maxwell Centre, Cowdenbeath
  Crossgates Community Leisure Centre  
Dunfermline Area Dell Farquharson Community Centre Kingseat Community Centre
  Duloch Leisure Centre Queen Anne Community Use School
  Dunfermline Advice Hub Townhill Community Centre
  Dunfermline Customer Service Centre (City Chambers) Tryst Centre
  Dunfermline Recycling Centre¹  
South West Fife Area Aberdour Library Kincardine Community Centre
  Camdean Community Centre, Rosyth North Queensferry Community Centre
  Dalgety Bay Library Oakley Community Centre
  Dalgety Bay Recycling Centre¹ Parkgate Community Leisure Centre, Rosyth
  Inverkeithing Customer Service Centre Valleyfield Community Centre

¹ Please note that pedestrian access at Recycling Centres is by pre-arranged booking only. Find out how to get safe pedestrian access to our Recycling Centres.


Can I buy extra food waste bags?

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

Leisure Centres selling food waste bags
Beacon Leisure Centre Cupar Sports Centre Leven Swimming Pool and Sports Centre
Bowhill Swimming Pool Dalgety Bay Sports and Leisure Centre Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre
Carnegie Leisure Centre East Sands Leisure Centre Pitraevie Athletics Centre
Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre Waterstone Crook Sports Centre

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. Food waste caddies supplied by Fife Council are designed for 7-litre food waste bags The bags purchased for Fife Council are 200mm (bottom) x 390mm (top) x 360mm (length).

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Send enquiry to: Recycling Helpline (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Friday)

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