Watford residents take delivery of new food waste bins

Watford residents take delivery of new food waste bins

Watford residents take delivery of new food waste bins

Watford residents are taking delivery of their new brown outdoor food waste bins as part of the changes to the town’s waste and recycling services.

Provided by Watford Borough Council and its environmental services partner Veolia, delivery of the brown outdoor food waste bins started at the end of last month and should be completed over four weeks.

From August 31, the brown outdoor food waste bin will be the new way for residents to recycle their food waste on a weekly basis.

This takes over from the current fortnightly collection with the green garden waste bin.

Residents will find a leaflet explaining how to use their new bin and a complimentary roll of 52 compostable liners for their indoor kitchen caddy inside their food bin.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “We know our residents are keen to reduce the amount of waste they throw away, recycle more and make better use of our natural resources.  They’ve told us a weekly food waste collection is one way we can help them do this so we are really pleased to be introducing the new service as part of our overall new waste and recycling service for Watford.”

Veolia Watford Senior Contract Manager, Darren Harding, said:“We started to deliver around 30,000 outdoor brown food waste bins to residents across the town from 27 July as part of the upcoming service changes, which will be introduced from 7 September.

“All the information people need on the new service is in the leaflet they will have received through the door recently.  This includes what waste goes in what bin, information on the new chargeable garden waste services and the days residents can expect their collections – which may have changed so it is really important people read it carefully.”

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