Over 9,000 food waste collection caddies have arrived at South Kesteven District Council ready for
delivery to households taking part in a year-long recycling trial.
In the next few days they will go out to almost 4,700 homes across the district.
People will be asked to dispose of uneaten food and food waste into the small, silver caddy-style bin
for their kitchen. They will then empty their bagged waste into the larger outside container.
Waste from the new bins will be collected each week for environmentally-friendly processing on the
usual collection day, whether it’s their black bin or recycling week.
The 12-month trial is being run in South Kesteven by the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership and will be
funded by Lincolnshire County Council, to gauge participation rates of the potential new service.
It includes selected homes in Grantham, Stamford, Bourne, The Deepings and several villages across
South Kesteven, which all share the same bin collection round.
Cllr Dr Peter Moseley, SKDC Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We’re pleased that many
residents preparing to take part in this trial took the time to come and visit us at a series of drop-in
sessions during the past two weeks to find out more about how they can make a real difference.
“It was good to be able to answer their questions, and to share their interest and enthusiasm and
we’re looking forward to a very positive uptake ready for their first food waste collections at the
start of June.”
Cllr Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, is also one of the 4,700 residents taking part
in the trial.
“Personally, I am looking forward to taking part in this food waste trial as I think it will give us a great
insight into recycling and could have a big impact on how we manage waste in the future,” he said.
“I’d encourage everyone in the trial area to get on board so we can learn as much as possible about
how this could work for Lincolnshire.”
Residents currently throw food waste away with other non-recyclable rubbish in their black bins,
which is processed at an energy from waste facility.
When food waste is collected separately, it can be processed in a less expensive and more
environmentally-friendly way, producing electricity for the national grid and a nutrient-rich soil
Bread, raw and cooked meat, fish, peelings, dairy products, egg shells, teabags, plate scrapings and
any food past its use-by date will all be accepted under the scheme.
More information can be found at southkesteven.gov.uk/foodwaste