To use the weekly food waste collection service you should have two food waste caddies:
Food waste can be put directly into the food waste caddies, or the caddies can be lined. You can line the caddies with either a small amount of newspaper or a compostable liner/bag. Using these will help dislodge the food waste when the collection takes place.
The collection crew will tap the caddy on the edge of the slave bin to dislodge the contents. If this does not remove the entire contents they are not expected to dislodge it using other methods. You would have to remove this food waste.
If you want to use compostable caddy liners/bags, they can be bought at many local shops. The liners must be 100% compostable. Please do not use plastic bags.
The larger food waste caddy will have a lockable lid to prevent animals getting to the food. You will just need to place the handle in either the upright position or down at the front of the bin. Follow our tips on storing your waste hygienically.
On your collection day every week leave your larger food waste caddy at the front boundary of your property by 6am, making sure it is locked. Your food waste will be collected and your caddy replaced ready for next time.
Food waste is taken to Agrivert in Oxfordshire or Biogen in Northamptonshire, where it is processed using anaerobic digestion (AD). Find out more.
In the UK we throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink every year. Most of this could have been eaten, but instead ends up in landfill creating greenhouse gases. A typical family with children throws away £680's worth of food a year. Even better than recycling food waste is reducing the amount created in the first place. There are three tips which can save you money and reduce what goes to landfill:
Visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com for recipe ideas and advice on reducing food waste generally.
For further information please contact Customer Services on 01883 722000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tandridge District Council
8 Station Road East
Oxted RH8 0BT
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