Mixed Food and Garden Waste Recycling Guide

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<strong>Recycling</strong> Service Change:<br />

<strong>Mixed</strong> <strong>Food</strong> <strong>and</strong> <strong>Garden</strong> <strong>Recycling</strong><br />

Collection of food caddies will stop June 2021<br />


1<br />

What’s changing <strong>and</strong> why?<br />

You must now recycle food waste, tied in a compostable<br />

bag, along with loose garden waste in your brown<br />

wheelie bin.<br />

Your bin will continue to be serviced every fortnight on the<br />

usual collection day. Your weekly food caddy collection will<br />

stop. This will be kinder to our environment, cutting down<br />

on carbon miles <strong>and</strong> making recycling easier for you.<br />

What should I do with my food caddy?<br />

Your lockable caddy is yours to keep. You can continue to<br />

use it to transfer food waste into your wheelie bin or clean<br />

it out <strong>and</strong> use it to store items such as pet food, garden<br />

items etc. If you do not wish to use it for these purposes,<br />

ask a friend if they’d like it or take it to the plastic skip at<br />

your local recycling centre.<br />

TIP: In order to keep your wheelie bin clean, line the<br />

bottom of it with newspaper or torn up cardboard.<br />

What happens to your food <strong>and</strong> garden waste?<br />

Your food <strong>and</strong> garden waste is taken to a special processing<br />

plant where it is recycled into compost which is used in<br />

community spaces, parks <strong>and</strong> gardens <strong>and</strong> community<br />

gardens. By recycling your food <strong>and</strong> garden waste, you<br />

will reduce the amount of food in l<strong>and</strong>fill sites.

2<br />

What goes in my<br />

brown wheelie bin?<br />

YES<br />

PIZZA<br />

<strong>Food</strong> waste in<br />

compostable bag<br />

<strong>Garden</strong> waste<br />

Cold ashes<br />

Torn pizza<br />

boxes<br />

Small amounts of:<br />

Certified<br />

compostable<br />

packaging<br />

Small amounts<br />

of pet waste in<br />

compostable bag<br />

Kitchen roll<br />

NO<br />

Note: Overloaded/contaminated bins will not be emptied<br />

Overloading<br />

your bin<br />

Plastic bags<br />

Plant pots<br />

Soil/rubble<br />

You can recycle all garden waste with food waste in your brown<br />

wheelie bin. Please place all garden waste loosely <strong>and</strong> put food<br />

waste in a compostable bag.

3<br />

Tips<br />

Have your bin out by 7am on your<br />

normal bin collection day. You can view<br />

your collection schedule on our website<br />

www.derrystrabane.com/recycling<br />

Tie your compostable bag to the<br />

h<strong>and</strong>le of the bin for a new roll<br />

For practical tips on reducing<br />

food waste <strong>and</strong> saving money<br />

visit: www.lovefoodhatewaste.com<br />

This information is available upon request in a<br />

number of formats including large print, Braille,<br />

PDF, audio formats (CD, MP3, DAISY) <strong>and</strong><br />

minority languages.<br />

To request these call 02871253253,<br />

Text phone 02871376646 or<br />

email equality@derrystrabane.com<br />

<strong>Recycling</strong> helpline<br />

T: 028 7137 4107<br />

W: www.derrystrabane.com/recycling

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