Reduced Services

Accessing Council Services:  

  • You can access advice, or support with using our online services, by phoning 01268 882200 (8.45am to 5.15pm Mon to Thurs, and to 4.45pm on Fri)
  • The Kiln Road office will re-open for pre-booked appointments only (9.00am to 4.00pm), these can be arranged on a case by case basis by phoning 01268 882200.
  • You can find information and advice on COVID-19 and our 24/7 online services on our  Coronavirus information page

About My Caddy

Questions

 

I am new to the area where can I get the Food Waste Caddies?

Yes - Order for FREE with FREE delivery via our online shop:

www.castlepoint.gov.uk/shop

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Can I get a second caddy?

Yes - Order for FREE with FREE delivery via our online shop:

www.castlepoint.gov.uk/shop

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Where can I get more kitchen caddy liners?

Liner sacks can be purchased for £1.50 for a roll of 25 liners:

 

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What can I use to line my kitchen caddy?

There are two options:
1. Wrap food in newspaper, before being placed in the caddy
2. Use our caddy liners - can be order via our online shop: www.castlepoint.gov.uk/shop

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How can I clean my caddy?

It is a good idea to rinse your caddy with hot water on a regular basis. Occasionally you may wish to use washing up liquid but shouldn’t need to use any strong chemicals.

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What if I fill my food waste caddy before collection?

If you require a second external food waste caddy please contact us and we will deliver one to you. However, it may be possible for you to reduce your food waste which could also save you up to £50 a week on the food bill. For more information please go to www.lovefoodhatewaste.com.

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Where can I store my caddies?

The external caddy can be placed outside, it has a locking lid that will prevent scavengers from being able to get in. The smaller caddy can be stored in the kitchen, this will make disposing of your food waste quick and easy.

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Will it be ok to leave my caddy outside even in warm weather?

It is advisable to keep the caddy in a shady spot if possible to prevent it getting too hot. The locking lid on the external food caddy means that if left outside even in warm weather the smell will be kept minimal. Weekly collections also help reduce the time caddies are left out in warm weather.

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