New Food Waste Collection Service

Published: 11 October 2022

Your new weekly food waste collection service starts 31 October 2022.
Reducing your food waste is the best thing to do for the environment and your bank balance. However, some food waste is unavoidable and not everyone is able to compost it at home.
WBC have been collecting food waste from households who receive a kerbside collection in West Berkshire every other week since 2011, either mixed in with your garden waste or on its own in your green wheelie bin.
This new service will also be provided to households who receive a communal bin store collection from 28 November 2022.
They are making changes to the way your food waste is collected so that it is collected weekly using a smaller, more secure container to encourage everyone to recycle food waste for a greener West Berkshire.
Collection will take place on the same day as your black bin and recycling collections. You will be able to recycle the same types of food waste as our current food waste collection service including:
meat and fish
fruit and vegetables
cheese and eggs
bread and pastries
uneaten food from plates
tea bags and coffee grounds

Please do not put bones from red meat, oils, packaging, liquids or fats into your caddy.

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