Call for residents to Recycle food waste

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Food Waste Recycling

Cheshire West and Chester Council are working in partnership with Kier and The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to encourage people to recycle their food waste. We throw away over 20,000 tonnes of food waste every year in Cheshire West and Cheshire! So recycling food waste is a priority for us.
We provide a weekly collection for food waste along with your other recycling.

Simply put all your food waste including plate scrapings, tea bags, peelings, bread and gone off food into your brown food recycling bin. You can use any type of plastic bag to contain the food waste e.g. supermarket carrier bags, pedal bin liners, nappy bags or the bags your fruit and veg comes in.
All the food waste we collect gets recycled into energy to power our homes and fertiliser to help our farmers grow more crops.

If food gets disposed of in the black bins it can increase greenhouse gas pollution which is its bad for the environment and costs the Council millions of pounds a year -- money which would be better spent on local services. So it's cleaner, greener and more efficient for everyone if we all recycle our food waste every week.

Did you know -- for every six tea bags you recycle we can generate enough green energy to boil a kettle!
To order a free kitchen caddy or brown food recycling bin visit our website www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

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