Flats in Harrow are soon to benefit from food waste recycling, meaning that the next time you throw away a banana skin, you could be helping to fix a pothole!
Harrow Council crews have started delivering food waste recycling bins to flats across the borough meaning that soon, thousands more residents can join the households already recycling food waste – you should receive your food caddy within the coming weeks say Harrow Council.
Cllr Anjana Patel, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Thousands of households already recycle food waste – it’s easy and effective. We’re now extending this service to flats and I know residents will welcome this as they want to do the right thing, protect the environment and reduce their general waste. There is more to food waste - it helps us save money as a Council, so we have more to spend on the things that matter to people like street lighting and mending our roads”.
The new initiative is thanks to £500,000 funding from West London Waste to increase recycling in Harrow.
Flats will receive a kitchen food caddy in the coming weeks along with biodegradable bin liners and instructions on how and what to recycle. When these are nearly full they can be put in the communal food waste bins outside.
These will be emptied weekly and the waste taken for processing, where it is broken down and turned into green energy!
You can find out more here.