From Monday 16 November 2020 (it’ll take us around four weeks to deliver all the bins), you’ll receive two food waste bins: one 7-litre bin and one 23-litre bin. We’ll give you some bags (liners) for them, too: 100, in fact!
Collections will begin from 23 November 2020.
This is happening as a result of our waste consultation, from 2018. It’s part of our plan to offer the same waste collection service to all our customers.
Don’t live in a house? Sorry, houses only at the moment, but we’re looking at including flats in the future, if we can.
Delivering your bins
Before collections begin, we need to ensure you have what you need.
So, from Monday 16 November, we’ll deliver to you:
- an outside food waste bin (23-litre)
- an inside food waste bin (also called a caddy, 7-litre)
- a roll of bin liners
- an information leaflet
Keep an eye out; if your neighbour has received their bins, but you haven’t, have a look around in case yours are hidden somewhere and check that a neighbour hasn’t collected yours, by mistake.
You can start to use your new food waste bins straight away.
How it works
- keep the small bin (caddy) in your kitchen and pop a liner in it
- when it’s full, take the liner outside and put it in the big bin
- on collection day, put your big bin out with your other bins (check your bin collection day)
If you need more liner bags
You’ll get a roll of 100 bags with your bins, so you’re good to go.
If you run out, you’ve got a few options:
- at the end of your roll, there’s a tag to request some new bags; just put this on the handle of your outside bin and we’ll drop a new roll to you
- order new bags online
- use your own bags, which you can buy in most supermarkets
- use newspaper, if you don’t have any bags left
It’s environmentally friendly
Food waste is broken down by micro-organisms, which produces renewable energy and a fertiliser which is rich in nutrients.
It’s cheaper, too
Converting food waste into energy and fertiliser in this way is cheaper than sending it to landfill or other energy processing options. So, this means it’s better value for your Council Tax.