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New collection calendars and guides

Keep an eye out for you 2017/18 collection calendars and guides that will be arriving in the post over the next few weeks. If you haven't received your new calendar by November, let us know at wasteteam@chiltern.gov.uk

Free food caddy liners for Chiltern, Wycombe and South Bucks households to promote food waste recycling

Three district councils in partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council are working collaboratively to increase food waste recycling.

Households in Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe districts with a food recycling service will soon receive an information pack about the benefits of food recycling, including introductory rolls of plastic bags to line kitchen caddies.

At the same time, yellow stickers are being placed on rubbish bins to encourage residents to separate and recycle food waste. The stickers are intended to remind people of the separate weekly food recycling service, which has been made even easier. Waste food can now be placed in the brown food caddy wrapped in plastic bags, newspaper, brown paper bags.The idea is to make this service easy and convenient, by using bags you would find around the home. And, with weekly food waste collections food isn't lingering in the rubbish bin for two weeks.

Machinery separates the bags and liners from the food waste. Those bags and liners are then sent to the energy from waste plant to be turned into electricity. The remaining food waste is processed, creating energy and a rich fertiliser, to be used in agriculture

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How your food waste is recycled
 

Top tips
  • Line your caddy and empty it regularly to keep it clean

  • Rinse your caddy in washing up water, or place it in the dishwasher

  • Line the bottom of your caddy with kitchen roll or newspaper to keep it dry

  • Keep your outdoor food bin locked; push the black handle forward to lock it

  • Present your food bin every week on collection day