Food waste recycling
Only 22% of the food we throw away in North Herts is being composted via the brown bin.
To make it easier to recycle your food waste, the new service will provide you with a kitchen caddy and compostable liners to collect your food waste in for composting. This will help protect the environment and control the rising cost of waste management.
What goes into the food waste caddy?
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All raw and cooked food including:
How to recycle food waste
All households have been provided with a kitchen caddy and a roll of compostable caddy liners.
How to order new liners
When you are near the end of your roll of liners you will find a tag inside the roll with contact details to order your new liners, please do not ring the number - simply wrap the contact tag around the handle of the purple or brown bin and replacement liners will be delivered when your bin is emptied. In the meantime if you feel you will run out of liners then you are able to empty food waste directly into your brown bin without using a liner or use compostable liners with the seedling logo, but do not wrap food (ie in newspaper) before placing it inside your bin. Please only order new liners when you reach the tag.
- Allow food waste to cool before placing it into the liner.
- Store liners in a cool, dark place.