Last year, households in Wrexham recycled more than 2,000 tonnes of food waste.
That’s 2,000 tonnes that would otherwise have gone to landfill, and was instead turned into very handy compost for parks, gardens and allotments.
We couldn’t have done it without your help – and we’re very grateful.
To keep things going, we’ll have a new round of compostable liners delivered to all houses with food waste caddies.
Thanks to funding from the Welsh Government, we’ll deliver new compostable food caddy-liners to households across the county borough throughout October and November..
That’s about 60,000 homes – so the roll-out should over a month.
Each household will receive a complimentary roll of 52 liners, which will last the average household for about 17 weeks.
Any residents who need more liners can just tie one to the handle of their kerbside caddy on collection day.
No food too small
Remember – there’s no amount of food waste that’s too small to go in the caddy.
Of course, the best thing to do with food is to avoid wasting it in the first place.
But obviously, with things like banana skins, egg shells, tea bags and plate scrapings, it can be unavoidable.
But just make sure you get them in the caddy – they’ll all make great compost!
And you can even recycle things like mouldy or out-of-date food, and ready meals (so long as they’re removed from their packaging).
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We’re very grateful to all householders in Wrexham who have helped us maintain these rates of recycling, and food waste plays a key part in that.
“Households can generate quite a lot of food waste, so any of that which goes into compost instead of simply being put in the black bin is a good thing. We hope the provision of the new liners will help people to continue the good trends that have already been set and keep pushing us to meet the 70 per cent targets.”
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