Food Waste Recycling? Your questions answered…..

Not yet recycling your food waste but thinking that you should start?

Still have a few questions before you make the move?

Well, there’s an opportunity on Friday, March 8, to have all your questions recycling your food waste answered as officers and the Lead Member for the Environment and Transport will be on hand at Tŷ Pawb to speak with you. You can also pick up some compostable bags and order any caddies you need.

They’ll be there between 10am and 12.30pm.


Food recycling does have its plus side for example it gets emptied every week – no more food lurking about your black bin for two weeks with the risk of unwanted smells in the warmer weather.

It’s kinder to the environment and you get to pick up free compost from our Household Recycling Centres.

You can also keep a check on any food you are regularly throwing out and some residents have reported that the amount of food waste they now have has reduced as it was clear they were buying food only for it to go off.

One resident told us “It was a real eye opener seeing the amount of food that we were throwing away on a weekly basis. It made us really think about it and we now have smaller portions which means our food goes further and we buy less – no more wasted fruit, bread or things like pate and soft cheese!”

“160 in touch in the last week”

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport, said “There’s been a lot of interest recently in residents wanting to recycle their food waste and they’re asking a lot of questions about what it entails. For most who have been doing it for some time it’s become part of a normal routine that’s easy to adapt to. Over 160 have been in touch in the last week alone to request grey caddies to get them started. It’s great that there’s a renewed interest and officers and myself are keen to make sure all your questions are answered.”

Don’t forget the date: Friday March 8 between 10am and 12.30pm at Tŷ Pawb.

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