Food waste recycling service is expanded

Just Regional
Oct 12, 2022 2 mins read

More residents in Broadland are being given the opportunity to recycle their food waste as a collection service is rolled out.
Broadland District Council is adding an additional 30,000 households to its food waste collection service rounds.
Cllr Judy Leggett, portfolio holder for Environmental Excellence at the council, said: “We are pleased and proud to make this investment in our district, rolling out this important service to all residents.
“As well as reducing harm to the planet and protecting the environment, this forward-looking step will bring real benefits to our district.
“The food waste we collect will be used to generate electricity and as fertiliser for use in farming.”
Broadland was the first local authority in Norfolk to carry out separate food waste collections and, in the last 12 months, it has recycled more than 2,600 tonnes of waste food.
Additional households have received a 23-litre outdoor container to be left out for collection, a smaller kitchen caddy, an information leaflet and a roll of biodegradable liners. More liners will be provided for free when needed.
Veolia carries out the waste collections for Broadland and its Contract Manager Duncan Mc Burney said: “Reducing your food waste is the best thing to do for the environment. However, some food waste is unavoidable and some of this waste cannot be home composted. So, we are delighted to be able to extend this service, providing even more residents with the opportunity to recycle their food waste.”
The food collection service will be extended to residents in flats from November.
For more information, visit www.southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk/food-waste

ROLL OUT: Cllr Judy Leggett with a representative from Veolia.

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