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Brighten Up Your Recycling

01 June 2015

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is offering a limited supply of new deluxe Kitchen caddies in a range of colours!

Solid Black, Forest Green and Silver Grey caddies are available.  All you have to do is complete a short, online survey on how you currently use your brown food caddy and, at the end of the survey, choose which colour you would like. The new deluxe caddies are subject to availability, while stocks last with one caddy only per household.

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg, said, “We estimate that the average household in the Borough recycles around 10 kg per month of their food waste, which is around a third of the food waste we are actually generating.  That means about two thirds of the food waste we create is just thrown into a landfill site rather than being recycled into compost that can be used in the Borough again.”

Food waste can be recycled in your brown bin or food bin by placing in compostable liners which are also supplied free of charge from the Council.  The kitchen caddies and liners are specifically designed to enable households to recycle their food waste cleanly, easily and hygienically. The liners have handles that can be tied and are made from corn starch which is fully compostable and biodegradable.

All types of food waste can be recycled including cooked and uncooked food, meat and fish, fruit and vegetables, bread, cakes and pastries, rice, pasta and beans, loose tea, tea bags and coffee grounds. The mixed garden and food waste is collected for enclosed composting where it is treated at high temperature to ensure it is sterile and safe to use in agriculture and horticulture.

To receive your free deluxe kitchen caddy, find out more about food waste recycling, including how to order more liners visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/foodwastecaddy