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Food waste collections to be rolled out in the autumn
4:00pm Monday 12th August 2013 in News
WEEKLY food waste collections are set to be rolled out in October.
From October 14, 62,000 homes will be given a food waste recycling kit.
Urban streets will be the first to take delivery and more rural areas will follow during the next six weeks.
From Friday, November 29, collections at all eligible properties will have begun.
Residents in apartment blocks, which use communal bins, will not be able to recycle food until early 2014, when they will also be able to recycle plastic for the first time.
Martin Hunt, borough councillor responsible for waste, said: “I am delighted to announce the start of our food waste collection.
“I encourage residents to look out for their food waste recycling kit, being delivered from 14 October.
"Recycling food waste is quick and easy, and I’m sure residents will soon see their black bag rubbish and associated smells reduce.”
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