New bins up recycling rate in Daventry district

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NEW food waste bins have helped Daventry district recycle an extra five per cent of rubbish.

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 scheme was launched in late January by bin collection contractors Enterprise.

Simon Bovey, deputy chief executive at DDC, 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.”

The waste food is treated to create fuel for producing electricity and fertiliser.