NEW food waste containers will start to be delivered to Bournemouth residents next week, ready for the start of a new collection service.

Containers, small kitchen caddies, compostable liners and instruction booklets will be delivered to households from next Tuesday until mid-February.

The first collections will take place in the week beginning March 3, when food waste will be collected weekly at the same time as the general rubbish.

The larger food waste container can either sit inside the general rubbish bin or be used as a stand-alone container. The small kitchen caddy can be stored inside to reduce trips outside to the large container.

Residents will be able to use their containers to collect uncooked vegetable and fruit waste, eggshells, cooked food, meat and fish bones, as well as food that is no longer edible.

Bournemouth residents who live in either private, council or housing association blocks of flats with communal bines will need to opt into the new collections to receive their food waste containers.

This can be done by calling 01202 451199 or emailing recycle@