Keeping your caddy clean

We recommend that kitchen caddies are lined to help keep them and food bins clean.

There are several methods you can use:

  • Wrap food waste in newspaper each time you put in caddy (see photos below);
  • Line caddy with newspaper (see movie below);
  • Line caddy with special compostable liners.

Food waste caddies

We also advise:

  • Do not allow flies access to the contents of your food waste caddy.
  • Keep your external food bin out of direct sunlight and the lid shut.
  • Containers can be rinsed with water or wiped with a kitchen towel. Also use washing-up liquid if necessary.
  • Wash hands and surfaces after handling food.

Wrapping food in newspaper and placing in kitchen caddy

Food - wrapping in newspaper

Using newspaper to line kitchen caddy

Use 1 or 2 sheets of paper and overlap round top edge; every 2-3 days or when caddy is full, fold overlap over food; cover with another sheet of newspaper and tuck down to cover before tipping out. For further guidance and to see how done, view our movie: