The new scheme is part £880,000 pilot project funded by Zero Waste Scotland. The pilot is currently planned for 9 months then extended to the remaining 225,000 other households.
The Scottish Government has introduced the Waste Scotland Regulations 2012, which requires local councils to provide householders with a waste food collection service by 2016.
It is hoped this pilot will test wether this regulation will roll out with ease or create teething problems. By 2020, there will be a ban on any food waste going into landfill.
Glasgow currently sends 80,000 tonnes of food waste a year to landfill which costs the GCC millions of pounds in landfill taxes.
The scheme will be rolled out for the rest of the city early 2014 and late 2015.
Kerbside properties will receive a 20-litre grey wheelie bin in which to dump leftover food, while tenements will share a 140-litre bin and multi-storeys a 500-litre bin.
Tony Boyle, the city council's head of cleansing and waste management, stressed people who add waste food to their compost heaps are encouraged to keep doing so.
Jim Coleman, the council's spokesman for sustainability, said: "More than a third of the waste in an average bin is food, so Glasgow is sending tens of thousands of tonnes to landfill every year.
Sourse: Evening Times