Food waste recycling

Why introduce a food waste collection service?

Recycling is one of the best ways we can have a positive impact on our planet which is why there is a nationwide drive to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. Expanding the recycling collection service to include food waste means that residents can recycle even more.

View more information about the current recycling rates in Telford and Wrekin and your kerbside collection service.


Why should I recycle my food waste?

An estimated 10 million tonnes of food waste in the UK goes to landfill every year. By collecting food waste separately we can produce both energy to power homes and a rich fertiliser for farming. Recycling food waste benefits the planet and saves the Council money that can be used to protect other frontline services.


How big are the caddies?

Your outdoor caddy is 23 Litres (Width 32cm, Depth 40cm, Height 41cm) it is lockable and can be stored outside. The indoor kitchen caddy is 7 Litres (Width 26 cm, Depth 23 cm, Height 24 cm).


Managing your caddies

Always shut the lid of your kitchen caddy and transfer waste to the outside caddy regularly. If the food is off, smelly or high risk (e.g. raw meat) you can wrap it newspaper, kitchen roll or junk mail and take it straight to your outdoor caddy, which has a lockable lid. Put your outside caddy out for collection every week, no matter how small the amount.


Download our 'Food waste service FAQs' document

Last updated: 15/08/2022 09:34

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