Kerbside caddies to be delivered ahead of weekly food waste collection service
Posted on: 10 May 2017
North Devon Council will soon be introducing a weekly food waste collection service to all homes in the district, alongside a number of other changes to its waste and recycling service.
From 5 June the council will start collecting food waste from the kerbside, alongside weekly recycling boxes and bags.
As part of the new service, householders will no longer be able to put food waste in their green and black wheelie bins. Instead the council will be delivering a new food waste container, called a kerbside caddy to all homes in the district before the service is rolled out. Residents can throw all raw and cooked food waste – including peelings, egg shells and even bones – in the caddies, wrapped in compostable bags or newspaper. Delivery of the caddies begins on 15 May and will continue throughout May.
Head of Operational Services, Mr Ricky McCormack says: “It is vitally important that we reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and start to recycle more. The introduction of our weekly food waste service will help achieve this, because when residents start using the kerbside caddy for food waste they will have less waste to put in their black bins. This service improvement also means that black bins will contain less putrid waste, and that is what causes them to smell. Residents should look out for the arrival of their new kerbside caddy, being delivered to homes during May.”
This change comes alongside a number of other changes to the council’s waste and recycling service, starting on 5 June. This includes a trial of an unlimited recycling and cardboard collection service in a small area of the district, where black bins will be emptied every three weeks rather than fortnightly. Homes in this area will be contacted directly by the council, and will be given a team of recycling advisors, who can offer advice and assistance to residents where required. The council is also introducing a chargeable garden waste collection service as free collections end.
More information on the changes to the council’s waste and recycling service are on its website www.northdevon.gov.uk/recyclemore. Residents can sign up and pay for the garden waste collection service online or by calling 01271 388360.Posted in: