Kitchen Waste Recycling Service
|Published: 14th August 2007 12:07|
Lichfield District Council is introducing kitchen waste to its recycling service
Recycling officers were out in force at a recycling road show on Market Square on Thursday 2nd August to tell local people the good news that they will now be able to recycle even more.
Lichfield District residents, who receive a brown bin fortnightly collection, will soon be able to add kitchen waste in with their garden waste.
Fruit and vegetable peelings, cooked food and leftovers, meat, fish and bones, tea bags and coffee grounds, eggshells, bread and other kitchen waste are all items you can pop in your brown bin.
Christine Cole, Recycling Officer for Lichfield District Council, said: "We're thrilled to offer Lichfield District residents the opportunity to do even more for the environment. The kitchen scraps, along with your garden waste, will be recycled into compost which saves it going to landfill.
"However, if you can, we would recommend home composting which is even better for the environment as it does not involve transport or any processing. You can buy a home compost bin for as little as £8 and you will be able to use the compost on your garden which is recycling in its truest form. To find out more or to buy a bin go to www.recyclenow.com/compost or call 0845 077 0757."
The recycling road show was also an opportunity to hand out a free kitchen caddies to residents. In all 750 caddies were handed out. Don't worry if you missed out as we have more caddies to give away free to Lichfield District residents. They are limited to one caddy per household, and, as numbers are limited, will be distributed on a first come first served basis. Collect one from our offices at Frog Lane, Lichfield or Burntwood Library, Sankeys Corner. Or log on to www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/kitchencaddy to fill out an online application form.
Helen Thake, a Lichfield resident who picked up a free kitchen caddy at the recent recycling road show, said: "I will certainly be collecting and recycling all my kitchen waste. I am happy to help because it's important to recycle if you don't have a compost heap in your garden."
Tip: to reduce bad smells, and to keep your bin clean, you could wrap your food waste in a single sheet of newspaper or kitchen roll before you pop it in your brown bin.
Advice: to help families with a large amount of kitchen and garden waste, we can supply you with an extra bin for a small annual cost.