First food bins rolled out in town

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NEW bins are being delivered in Daventry as homes prepare for weekly food waste collections.

The new service, which is being phased in from January 23 until March, will see every home in the Daventry district and Northampton borough able to put their food waste out for a weekly collection on their regular recycling day.

Each household will receive a small kitchen caddy and larger outdoor food waste bin a week before the service begins in their area.

Bin deliveries are taking place this week to approximately 17,900 properties in various areas of Daventry which will then begin their food waste collections from Monday, January 23.

The food bin can be lined with newspaper or compostable corn starched liners that are available in shops.

It has a lockable lid that keeps smells in, pests out and prevents spillage.

Food waste collected as part of the new service will be recycled at an anaerobic digestion plant where it will be turned into electricity and fertiliser.

This week information booklets are being distributed house to house to explain more about the service.

They also include the 2012 waste and recycling collection calendar.

From the week beginning January 23 some households will have a change to their collection day. A weekly textile collection is also being introduced.

Katie Arnold, of Ashby Fields in Daventry, has had a sneak preview of the new bins.

She said: “They look very easy to use and the small caddy will hardly take up any room in the kitchen.

“We are looking forward to being able to recycle all our food waste as well as everything else that we currently recycle.”

For more details on the new bins and changes to the collection calendar visit www. daventrydc.gov.uk or call 01327 871100.