UK borough collects 100 tonnes of food waste in first week

More than 100 tonnes of food waste was collected in the first week of a new waste service in a UK borough.

The food waste came from around 41,000 caddies and totalled 111.3 tonnes, meaning each household contributed roughly 2.7 kilograms of food waste.

Bracknell Forest Council's food waste collection service started on 1 March and will enable food waste to be diverted away from landfill. It will be used to generate electricity and fertilise crops.

Councillor Dorothy Hayes MBE, Executive Member for Environment, said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to all our residents who have taken part in the food waste recycling service so far.

“Your enthusiasm and care have been outstanding, and we are so pleased to be taking the next step to better recycling in our borough. It was also wonderful to see the new food waste collection vehicles on the roads, with their creative names chosen by you.

“If you haven’t started using your food waste caddies yet, there is still time. No matter how small, every bit matters and will make a difference.”

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