We have a brand new Food Waste Survey for residents to complete, and we’re asking you to take part to help us improve the service we provide in Wrexham.
We’re pleased to be launching our Food Waste Survey during Recycle Week 2021 (September 20-26). It’s a short survey that should only take around 5 minutes of your time to complete, so please take part if you can.
If you don’t recycle all your food waste, please don’t be afraid to share this with us – it’s not a test! We know there’s still a considerable amount of food waste going in general waste bins and we would simply like to try and find out the different reasons for this.
It’s a really good opportunity to have your say, so please get involved and let us know what you think. The survey is live until November 1.
“We want to hear from as many people as possible”
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We really encourage everyone to complete our new Food Waste Survey. Whether you’re recycling all – or none – of your food waste we want to hear from as many people as possible. It’s not a test, so please try to be accurate with the information you give. We’re just looking to learn more about why people do or don’t recycle their leftovers.
“The survey will be live until November 1, and it doesn’t take long to complete, so please take part if you can. The information you provide will be used to develop the service in Wrexham, so it’s definitely worthwhile letting us know what you think. Thanks.”
TAKE PART IN THE FOOD WASTE SURVEY
Take part at the recycling centres!
Planning on visiting one of the three recycling centres in Wrexham over the next few weeks? If so, you’ll be asked if you’d like to answer a couple of short questions about your food waste on arrival by the attendants at the sites.
Taking part is entirely optional, so don’t worry if you don’t want to, just politely decline. But if you’re comfortable answering the questions during your visit we’d really appreciate it.
What we’re looking for…
To give you a brief idea what the survey is about, some of the things we’re hoping to find include:
- Your habits around recycling food waste
- Reasons why food might get wasted
- What motivates residents to recycle food waste
- Feedback on our collections – what we’re doing well, as well as areas we can improve
- Ideas for collection points where people can pick up our free caddy liners
When completing the survey, you may even pick up a few ideas and tips from some of the options in the questions. For example, have you ever considered creating a meal plan for your week to avoid overbuying and wasting food? Or have you thought about how you store your food? These are just a couple of things that might help to lessen the amount of food your household wastes.
TAKE PART IN OUR SURVEY
Broken food caddy?
If your food caddy is broken you can request a new one for free on our website. Easy.
Free caddy liners
In need of more caddy liners? Anyone in need of a new roll can just tie an empty liner to their caddy handle on their next collection day and the recycling crew will leave you a new roll free of charge.
We also have free caddy liners that you can pick up from our recycling centres. You will also start to see them appear in local community buildings such as libraries, resource centres and housing offices over the coming weeks too.
What can I recycle?
As well as everything you will already know about, take a look at this list some of the foods you mightn’t necessarily think of, such as:
- Out of date foods
- Bones and carcasses
- Egg shells
- Banana peelings (and other peelings)
- Apple cores
- Coffee granules
- Raw foods
- Mouldy foods
- Plate scrapings
- Uneaten ready meals
- Fast food (e.g. chips and pizzas)
For more information on recycling in Wrexham, please visit wrexham.gov.uk/recycling
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