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Food waste collections have started

Food waste trucks

Caddies have been delivered and the trucks are ready to go. Bracknell Forest residents are continuing the fight against climate change with weekly food waste collections.

Each house in the borough has been provided with a lockable 23-litre kerbside caddy, a smaller kitchen caddy and a roll of caddy liners to get started. Food waste is collected weekly and you can check your collection day with our collection day finder.

To maximise the performance of the new food waste recycling service, green general waste bin collections are every 3 weeks.

Once collected, the food waste is taken to an anaerobic digestion plant, which captures the methane created by the waste to produce energy to power homes and fertiliser to help crops grow.

Cllr Mrs Dorothy Hayes MBE, Executive Member for Environment, said:

“With just a week to go until the first food waste collection, I am so happy to see the enthusiasm our residents have for this new service.

“Now is the perfect time to start using your caddies and collecting your food waste. Every bit really does count.

“Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases that is harming our environment, so the more food we can recycle and divert from landfill the better.”