20,000 Food Waste Caddies For Households In Wrexham

JS9615503620,000 food waste caddies are to be delivered to households in Wrexham to ensure everyone can have their food waste recycled on a weekly basis.

The move is part of the ongoing review of Wrexham’s waste and recycling service to increase recycling rates. The Council has already delivered 13,000 wheelie boxes to households and is introducing a new fleet of 19 fuel efficient recycling vehicles.

The next phase of this review will see households receive a food waste recycling pack including a kitchen caddy for use indoors, a lockable one for outdoor collection and a complimentary roll of compostible bags. There will also be a flyer that will explain how everyone can help to recycle more of their food waste.

“At the present time our recycling rate is 62% and the roll out of the food waste caddy will help us all recycle even more and reduce the waste that is placed in the general waste bins.”

The rollout will begin on 15 August and should take two weeks to complete. Households can begin using their new lockable outdoor caddy from 5 September.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We are doing everything we can to improve our service and increase recycling. We are grateful to (Waste and Resources Action Programme) WRAP for their help in ensuring we complete this review on time and with maximum benefit to households.

“We are committed to improving recycling rates and the only way we can do this is to ensure residents can recycle more. It is entirely down to their efforts that we have come as far as we have and I would like to thank everyone who has helped us exceed our targets to date.

“At the present time our recycling rate is 62% and the roll out of the food waste caddy will help us all recycle even more and reduce the waste that is placed in the general waste bins.”

It is also planned to deliver new boxes and bags in early autumn that residents will be able to use to recycle more items including plastic pots, tubs and trays and there will be a new kerbside textile collection service introduced.

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