Surrey residents saved an extra £200,000 to help protect essential services last year…just by putting more food waste in caddies! This year residents are being urged to help further boost savings by recycling even more of their food waste.
It’s possible for resident to make such a huge difference with such a simple action because it costs less than half as much to recycle food waste as it does to dispose of it. If all of Surrey’s food waste was recycled, it would save an extra £3 million a year.
The large number of Surrey residents recycling their food waste has also helped Surrey reach joint top of the recycling league table of the 32 two-tier local authorities in England.
Residents can put all of their food waste into caddies, which are collected weekly throughout Surrey. Caddies can be lined with any kind of plastic bag and smelly food waste can be put in a tied carrier bag and taken to outside food bins straight away.
You can find more information on recycling food waste here.