By 2016 it is expected that every house in ROI will have been issued with a Brown Bin for food waste and the onus will be on the householder to PROVE they are using it, and depositing food waste into the residual or Grey / Black bin will be illegal and will attract fines of up to €4k. So if green waste can be home composted then unless one has a dog, cooked food must then go in the Brown bin. Click on this link to see what a Veterinary Surgeon has to say on why dogs especially should not be fed household left overs, no matter how useful it seems.