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

South Kesteven District Council's pioneering food waste collection trial is to continue - and we are also looking into ways that more households can take part.

The trial has been a resounding success with over 4,000 households recycling over 290 tonnes of food waste in the first ten months.

The pilot scheme includes parts of Grantham, Stamford, Bourne and several surrounding villages, and began in June 2018 (click here to find out if your house is in the trial).

It is run in conjunction with Lincolnshire County Council on behalf of the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership and is reducing the amount of recycling that is rejected because of contamination by food. 

The food waste is 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.

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 for incineration.

Households involved in the trial are mailed directly with the information they need but there's lots more information on these pages.

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