Food waste recycling advisors to visit Sherborne homes


Food waste recycling (large version)If you live in the Sherborne area, you will soon be getting a visit from one of West Dorset District Council’s recycling advisors to tell you about a new recycling scheme which will see food waste collected from the kerbside and transformed into compost.

All food waste, including bread, cakes, meat, fish, yoghurts, dairy produce, egg shells and cooked meals will be picked up for recycling each week from people’s homes when the service starts on 26 April. Residents can still compost vegetable peelings, fruit, tea bags and ashes at home.

From 23 March recycling advisors Tom and Kate will be travelling around the area to speak to residents about the new scheme and will be able to answer any questions. The recycling advisors will be easily recognisable in West Dorset District Council branded hi-visibility jackets and will also be carrying an ID badge.

Sherborne residents will also get the chance to find out more about the scheme at a series of roadshows.

One week before the scheme starts in the Sherborne area, households will receive:

  • A brown kerbside food bin
  • A green vented kitchen caddy
  • A roll of introductory compostable liners
  • A handy guide to the new service

By using the new food waste collection and recycling service, the average household will produce less landfill rubbish. This is why the district council will only be collecting two normal sized rubbish bags per week, per household when the scheme starts on 26 April.


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2 Responses to “Food waste recycling advisors to visit Sherborne homes”

  1. JessicaDutton@bcu Says:

    This sounds like a really good idea. Will they be encouraging people to have compost bins in their gardens though?
    We need something like this in Birmingham.

    • dorsetrecycling Says:

      Hi, we are encouraging all residents to use the new scheme, which will see all cooked and uncooked food waste collected for composting. This is much better for the environment than sending it to landfill.

      Dorset residents are enthusiastic recyclers and we always encourage home composting, those already doing it can use the food waste recycling scheme and still home compost vegetable peelings, fruit, tea bags, and egg shells.

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