New food bins to be rolled out

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FOOD waste bins will be rolled out across the Daventry area from January, it has been announced.

The new service will see people being given an indoor caddy to collect raw and cooked food scraps, and small outdoor bin which will be emptied weekly.

The new service, from Daventry District Council’s bins contractor Enterprise, will be rolled out from the end of January through to March.

The food waste collected will be recycled and used to generate electricity.

Bins will be delivered a week before the first collections start in each area.

DDC’s environment portfolio holder Cllr Daniel Cribbin said: “Christmas always creates more waste than normal, however people across Daventry district have always embraced the challenge of recycling as much as possible and I’m sure this year will be no exception.

“Residents have already done an excellent job throughout 2011 and it will be fantastic to finish the year on a high by recycling even more.”

The new collections will be the first time kitchen waste has been recycled in the Daventry area for several years after a scheme to include uncooked items in the brown bins was dropped.

Information on the new bins is included on the festive collection calendars being sent out to homes.

Over the Christmas period black bins will continue to be collected fortnightly and recycling boxes weekly, although brown bin collections will be suspended from December 26 until January 8 due to the low amount of garden waste.

However, between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve, extra paper and large cardboard will also be collected if stacked next to recycling boxes.

Collections will take place on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and the bank holidays of December 27 and January 2.

Residents will also be able to recycle their real Christmas trees at collection points to be announced.

Details on the festive collections can be found at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling