Do you ever wonder what to do with leftover food at home? There is always straight into the bin or perhaps down the sink? Well a new scheme about to launch in October in Bolton may solve that dilema for you and hopefully save the council thousands of pounds in the process.
Bolton Council is extending its recycling scheme so that Bolton residents who already have a green garden waste bin will now be able to use this to recycle food.
Residents will soon receive a small kitchen caddy and a roll of 52 compostable liners and full instructions around what can and cant be put in the bin.
Bolton council say this is not just an attempt to increase the boroughs recycling rates but will also achieve significant savings for the council. After an initial outlay of £280,000 in costs and the on-going costs of £329,000 for running the service and supplying liners, the council expects to make savings representative of more than £520,000 per year.
Green bins will continue to be collected every two weeks and collections will no longer stop over the winter months except in extreme weather conditions.
Local residents will get a letter explaining the scheme including how to order new liners, when collections will take place and what can be placed in the caddy's.
Collections start in early October.
If you would like further information on the visit the Bolton.gov website
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