Food waste collection scheme to be extended to parts of Balham

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Food waste collection scheme to be extended to parts of Balham

Postby Community Editor » Wed Feb 08, 2023 11:22 am

Wandsworth Council’s cabinet member for environment Judi Gasser has announced an extension of a food waste collection scheme to include thousands more Wandsworth homes.

Around 2,300 households in Southfields already benefit from separate collections for food waste as part of a local pilot initiative designed to cut carbon emissions.

The council is now extending the scheme to another 4,400 homes - including for the first time some high-rise properties and also a local school. The aim is to find out how best to collect food waste, ahead of government regulations expected soon.

The expanded trial will include all different types of housing and covers new areas of the borough such as Bedford Hill, the Balham Hill Estate and Andrew Reed House in West Hill.

The council also hopes to trial new ways of helping estate residents recycle, starting with Keevil Drive, also in West Hill.

Food waste collected separately is sent to an anaerobic digestion plant where micro-organisms break it down to produce a biogas that’s fed into the National Grid, as well as liquid fertiliser used to improve agricultural soils.

Homes taking part in the scheme will be given kitchen food caddies and bio-degradable caddy liners to store their food waste, plus larger external food containers which are then collected weekly as part of the borough’s normal refuse and recycling collection service.

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Re: Food waste collection scheme to be extended to parts of Balham

Postby Aliceghoul » Mon Sep 18, 2023 11:14 am

 Expanding the food waste collection scheme is a fantastic step towards reducing carbon emissions and promoting responsible waste disposal. It's essential for our environment, and I hope more areas follow suit. I'm always careful about how I dispose my food. Luckily, there usually isn't any left especially since I learned how to make korean corn dog. But if I have some food leftovers, I make sure I do this right.
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