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 recycle, reuse and reduce waste. Expanding the recycling collection service to include food waste means that residents can recycle even more.

Find out more about 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.


How big are the caddies?

Your outdoor caddy is 23L(W 32cm, D 40cm, H 41cm) it is lockable and can be stored outside. The indoor kitchen caddy is 7L (W 26 cm, D 23 cm, H 24 cm).


Managing your caddies

Always shut the lid of your kitchen caddy and transfer waste to the outside caddy regularly. Lining your caddy keeps it cleaner. If the food is off, smelly or high risk (e.g. raw meat) wrap it in a caddy liner and take it straight out 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: 12.34pm on Thursday 24 October 2019

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