Food waste recycling

South Kesteven District Council's experimental food waste recycling trial is being paused at the end of March 2022.

This is ahead of the findings of a Government Consultation which is expected see the collection of food waste becoming mandatory.

Residents are being thanked for their help in making it a success.

The final separate food waste collection will take place on your usual collection day during the week commencing 28 March 2022.

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Cabinet Member for Finance, Cllr Adam Stokes, said: "Given the tight budgetary outlook, Council has supported a proposal that food waste collections are suspended until the national food waste collection service requirements are rolled out nationally.  

"Significant further investment would have been needed to continue into 2022/23, including either ongoing maintenance or replacement of two vehicles.

"This is ahead of Government legislation that paves the way for a national scheme. We are awaiting DEFRA's response to their consultation conducted in Summer 2021 and for future requirements and timescales - which may be later than previously anticipated.

"SKDC will keep the situation, both local and national, under review and bring forward proposals as appropriate when DEFRA confirms the requirements."

The scheme initially benefited from Lincolnshire County Council funding, which has since ceased.