How to recycle food waste
Please visit this page to find out more about what happens to your recycled food waste.
Food Waste Bins
Food waste bins in the University Campus
In order to comply with Waste Scotland regulations, the University of St Andrews recycles all of its food waste from student catered halls, retail
outlets and delivered catering. Food waste collections can be easily recognised by their special green bins (see below).
Since January 2014, our remaining food waste is collected by Binnwaste and recycled at an anaerobic digestor plant located in Glenfarg at the edge of Fife where it is made into biogas, biofertiliser and nutrient-rich compost. Learn more about this fascinating recycling process in our article, "What happens to our food waste?".
Please remember to follow these guidelines when recycling food waste:
Skins & cores
Teabags (including sachets)
Salt & pepper sachets
Used jam/butter portions
Food waste bins at Home
Some residences in St. Andrews have a four bin system. If your residence does have a four bin system, the brown bin is used for food and garden waste. More information about the food and garden waste bin can be found in the Fife's council website.