What size compostable caddy liner bag do I need?

Most councils issue residents with two caddies:


Check the following list of areas / local councils operating food waste recycling schemes for details of what size kitchen food waste caddy was issued to residents.


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Small Kitchen Caddy (5L)
 (Used INDOORS for food waste collection)
Medium Kitchen Caddy (7L)
 (Used INDOORS for food waste collection)
For caddies up to 5L we recommend: For 7L caddies we recommend:
Small Caddy Liners
Medium Caddy Liners
  • Ashford Borough Council
  • Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
  • Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Brent Council
  • Bromley Borough Council
  • Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Cambridge City Council **
  • Carmarthenshire County Council
  • Canterbury City Council
  • Chiltern District Council
  • Dacorum Borough Council
  • Derbyshire Dales District Council
  • Dover District Council
  • East Ayrshire Council
  • East Dumbartonshire Council
  • East Herts Council
  • East Northamptonshire Council
  • Edinburgh City Council
  • Epping Forrest District Council
  • Epson and Exell Borough Council
  • Essex County Council
  • Folkestone and Hythe District Council
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Guildford Borough Council
  • Haringey Council
  • Hounslow Council
  • Hull City Council
  • Huntingdon District Council **
  • Isle of Wight Council
  • Kingston Council
  • Lambeth Council
  • Lancaster City Council
  • Lewes District Council
  • London Borough of Lewisham
  • London Borough of Richmond
  • Maidstone Council
  • Medway Council
  • Mid Devon District Council
  • North Hertfordshire District Council
  • North Somerset Council
  • Northamptonshire Council
  • Norwich City Council
  • North Warwickshire Borough Council
  • Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
  • Pembrokeshire County Council
  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Sefton Council
  • Shropshire Council
  • Somerset Waste Partnership
  • South Bucks District Council
  • South Cambridge District Council **
  • South Gloucestershire Council
  • St. Albans City and District Council
  • St. Helens Council
  • Swale Borough Council
  • Tandridge District Council
  • Teignbridge District Council
  • The City of Edinburgh Council
  • The Highland Council
  • Watford Borough Council
  • Wigan Council
  • Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
  • Wrexham County Borough Council
  • Wycombe District Council
  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
  • Ards and North Down Borough Council
  • Aylesbury Vale District Council
  • Barnet Council
  • Belfast City Council
  • Bristol City Council
  • Camden Council
  • Castle Point Borough Council
  • Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Cheltenham Borough Council
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Colchester Borough Council
  • Croydon Borough Council
  • Dorset Waste Partnership
  • Dundee City Council
  • East Devon District Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Eastleigh Borough Council
  • Elmbridge Borough Council
    (Standard issued to all residents)
  • Fife Council
  • Forest of Dean District Council
  • Gloucester City Council
  • Gravesham Borough Council
  • Harrow Borough Council
  • Hillingdon Borough Council
  • Isle of Anglesey County Council
  • King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
  • London Borough of Merton Council
  • London Borough of Sutton Council
  • Luton Council
  • Manchester City Council
  • Mole Valley District Council
  • Moyle District Council
  • Newry and Mourne District Council
  • North Devon Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Perth and Kinross Council
  • Purbeck District Council
  • Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • Runnymede Borough Council
  • Salford City Council
  • South Ayrshire Council
  • South Oxfordshire District Council
  • Southwark Council
  • Spethorne Borough Council
  • Stirling Council
  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Stratford Upon Avon District Council
  • Stroud District Council
  • Surrey Heath Borough Council
  • Sutton (London Borough of)
  • Thanet District Council
  • The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Torfaen County Borough Council
  • Torridge District Council
  • Trafford Council
  • Vale of Glamorgan Council
  • Vale of White Horse District Council
  • Waverley Borough Council
  • West Berkshire Council
  • West Dorset Council
  • West Lothian Council
  • Woking Borough Council
  • Wolverhampton Council
Large Kitchen Caddy (10L)
 (Used INDOORS for food waste collection)
Kerbside Caddy (23L)
 (Used OUTDOORS for council collection)
For 10L caddies we recommend: For outdoor caddies up to 25L we recommend:
Large Caddy Liners
Kerbside Caddy Liners
  • Cotswold District Council
  • Elmbridge Borough Council
    (Optional family upgrade)
  • Issued by most councils

Caddies shown for size comparison only, colours may vary





Should I use liners in both of my Caddies?

We would certainly recommend lining your Kitchen Caddy. The main advantage of using a liner being hygiene, it helps keep the caddy cleaner and combat food odours and flies while collecting your food waste. You could of course line both or just the outside Kerbside Caddy.

This is how we would rate the effective hygienic value based on liner usage:

Both Kitchen and Kerbside Caddy Liners            
Kitchen Caddy Liner only            
Kerbside Caddy Liner only            
No liner in either caddy            


All our caddy liner bags are certified compostable and biodegradable according to the European standard for compostable packaging; EN 13432 and carry the compostable seedling logo.

The materials used are easily compostable and biodegradable to water, CO2 and residual organic carbon (compost), leaving no harmful residues. Most importantly they do not contaminate the environment.


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