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New Food waste collection – reminder

29th December 2019 @ 6:06am – by Webteam
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From 6 January 2020, a six-eight week roll out period will take place, where residents with a garden waste bin will receive a small green food caddy. Caddies can be used in the kitchen to collect food waste, which can then be transferred to the garden waste bin for recycling.

Residents can start recycling food waste with their caddy as soon as they receive it. One resident, however, mailed us and said he had spoken to CE Council who indicated the food recycling could start after 6th January even without a caddy- although we cannot confirm that An initial supply of biodegradable liners will be provided with the caddy. However use of these is optional.

Once the caddy is full, the food waste goes directly into the garden waste bin along with garden waste, with or without a liner. Food waste needs to be collected in the garden waste bin as the council is not able to collect from caddies – these are purely for kitchen use, to transfer food to the garden bin

The council is committed to making our community a greener, cleaner place and has acted on residents concerns about recycling and food waste. This recycling service will reduce the amount of food going to waste and make a difference to our environment.

Full details of the new service and what can and can't be put into the food caddy were shown in the resident's magazine – The Voice. This magazine arrived with households in November and within this is an eight-page, pull-out-and-keep food waste booklet.

A copy of this magazine is available on the council's website at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/thevoice


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