You can place food waste directly into your small silver caddy or you can line it with a plastic or compostable bag or a small amount of newspaper. You can use anything from old shopping bags to bread or salad bags, but not black bin bags or plastic food packaging.
Lining your caddy will help the food dislodge when the collection crew empties your larger green outdoor caddy. They are emptied by turning them upside down and tapping them on the edge of a large collection bin on the vehicle. If this doesn’t remove all the contents from your caddy the crews are not expected to get it out in other ways – you will need to remove the food.