Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Line your food waste caddy for free

Lancaster City Council is encouraging more residents to start recycling their food waste, by giving away free compostable liners for food waste caddies.

Most residents in the Lancaster district have a silver kitchen caddy for food waste, which can be lined with newspaper or compostable bags. The caddy is emptied into the green garden wheelie bin or for those with less space, a green outdoor food caddy.

Compostable bags are currently available free of charge from Morecambe or Lancaster Town Hall while stocks last. They will be limited to one roll per household.

Bags are also available to buy in local supermarkets.

UK households currently throw away around 7.2 million tonnes of food every year.  However all food waste can be recycled, including leftovers, peelings, dairy products, pasta, bread, cakes, meat, fish and bones.

Food waste is combined with garden waste to make compost for use in parks, gardens and on agricultural land.

• For more information on food waste recycling visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/foodwaste 

Kitchen caddies, green garden wheelie bins or green outdoor food caddies can be ordered from Customer Services on 01524 582491.

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