PEOPLE in the Daventry district are reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill, according to latest figures on the newly launched food waste recycling service.
In February 135.42 tonnes of food waste were collected and recycled from households in the district rather than being dumped into landfill sites.
The food waste collections were launched in late January as part of a joint partnership between Daventry District Council, Northampton Borough Council and contractors Enterprise.
The service boosted the district’s total recycling rate by 5 per cent in February as food waste is now being recycled at an anaerobic digestion plant where it was turned into electricity and fertiliser rather than being sent to landfill.
Simon Bovey, deputy chief executive at Daventry District Council, said: “We are encouraged with these latest figures. February was the first full month of the new service in our district and it shows that residents are really getting behind it.
“We’d like to thank them for their continued support and we will strive to drive recycling rates up even further.”