Food waste recycling

We provide a food waste recycling service for Annan, Dalbeattie, Dumfries, Gretna, Lockerbie and Stranraer.

Areas covered by this service

We provide a food waste recycling service to:

  • Annan
  • Dalbeattie
  • Dumfries
  • Gretna
  • Lockerbie
  • Stranraer

We only cover these areas as it would cost too much to cover the distances to other areas.

Enter your address on our household waste collection schedule to check if you can use the food waste recycling service.

Other areas

If your address is not covered by this service, you can put your food waste in your rubbish bin (not your recycling bin). You could also use it for home composting.

What we do with food waste

Our food waste collections are taken to a recycling plant. The waste is shredded and heat treated in a sealed tank using a process called anaerobic digestion. This releases methane that is used to generate electricity for the UK grid. Solid materials are processed to provide agricultural fertilizers that have multiple uses, including food production.