Food waste recycling home page

What it is, who's in it and what to do if you are!

Thousands of homes across South Kesteven have been selected to get two extra caddies to try collecting their food waste so it can be recycled instead of being thrown away.

The pilot scheme will include parts of Grantham, Stamford, Bourne and several surrounding villages, covering 4,700 homes in all, starting in May 2018 (click here to find out if your house is in the trial).

The 12-month project, run in conjunction with Lincolnshire County Council on behalf of the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership, should reduce the amount of recycling that is rejected because of contamination by food - and help create power.

We're proud to be the first District Council in Lincolnshire to be trialling this new service, which around half of councils currently provide and which has helped collect 1,000s of tonnes of food waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill at great expense to taxpayers.

The food waste will be taken to a waste transfer station before there is enough to take to a local anaerobic digestion plant, where it will be treated and turned into a soil conditioner, with by-product gases being used to generate 'green' electricity.

Households involved in the trial are being mailed directly, but there's lots more information on these pages.

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