How to avoid issues with seagulls and pests


Cardiff has a natural seagull population that is attracted to food sources.

To help avoid issues, please follow our advice with your food waste:

  • Place all unwanted uncooked and cooked food waste in the kitchen caddy
  • Keep the outside of kitchen caddy clean from drips and spills
  • Use the free council issues liners - order morehere
  • Make sure the lid is kept closed
  • Tie the liner and place it in the kerbside caddy
  • If you have too much food you can request a further kerbside caddy order morehere 
  • Mark your caddy with your house number or name so you are able to identify your food caddy following collection
  • Rinse food packaging such as bottles, tins, jars and food trays, before placing in the green recycling bags
  • Put out your green recycling bags and food waste kerbside caddy out for collection every week
  • Only use Cardiff Council food caddies and green recycling bag to ensure your waste is collected
  • Be mindful of other food sources that could attract rats. Bird feeding is a big problem currently as is food linked with rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens. Do not put food waste out on the ground for birds and dispose of properly in your caddies. If you notice rats in your garden or surrounding area then contact Pest Control on 029 2087 2934 or to further advice or to book a treatment.

The food waste collection service and the caddy design has been developed to stop the problems with pests attacking food sources. Check your collection dateshere

Download theCardiff Gov Appto set up reminders and never miss a collection date.