One Trafford have conducted research on the waste and recycling collected from residents and discovered that almost a quarter of the waste in the grey bin is food waste. However, all food waste including cooked and raw food, mouldy food and meat and fish bones can be recycled in the green bin or caddy along with garden waste.
The campaign will focus on selected areas across Trafford including parts of Ashton on Mersey, Firswood, Sale and Stretford. ‘No Food Waste’ bin stickers will be placed onto grey bins as a reminder that food waste should instead be recycled in the green bin. Campaign canvassers will be visiting the areas to speak to residents about how to use the council’s recycling collection service and making sure residents are recycling correctly.
Councillor Reilly, Executive Member for Economic Growth, Environment and Infrastructure said: “Whilst Trafford is currently ranked as the top performing urban authority for recycling, with a provisional recycling rate of 60.4%, the results of the research show that we could be recycling even more.
From meat and bones to teabags and eggshells, we can all recycle more of our food waste in the green bin or caddy to be turned into peat free Revive® multi-purpose compost.”