Please do not light bonfires at this time to protect the respiratory health of the vulnerable and to avoid an unnecessary burden on the NHS. We appreciate your support in this, especially as we have paused garden waste collections until we are able to start collecting again.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) local information and advice:

Advice and how our services are affected

One Reading Community Hub Support

Advice for business

Will my food waste bin smell, or attract insects and vermin?

There is no need for your kitchen caddy or food waste bin to become smelly or to attract insects or vermin. There are some simple steps you can take - such as regularly emptying your caddy, rinsing it out, keeping the lid closed, wrapping up smelly food like meat or fish, and keeping it out of direct sunlight.

You'll receive more details nearer the time, including hints and tips for keeping your food waste caddy and bin clean, fresh and easy to use.

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