THERE has been a huge increase in recycling across the South Bucks District since the new wheelie bin service has been brought in.
During the first two weeks residents achieved a 50% reduction in waste sent to landfill and a 30% increase in recycling compared to the same period last year.
South Bucks District Councillor Nick Naylor, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “The first two weeks went well and the public has adapted brilliantly to the changes. We would like to thank residents for their on-going efforts to recycle more.”
In the first two weeks 71.6 tonnes of food waste has been delivered to High Heavens bulking facility.
The council say this will go on to an Anaerobic Digestion Facility in Wallingford where it will produce renewable electricity and an organic bio-fertiliser to be used on farmer’s fields.
One tonne of food waste can power 33 households for a day, so in two weeks South Bucks say they have collected enough food waste to power the whole of Iver Heath.
Residents now use a recycling box for paper and grey and white card and all other recyclables can go in the blue-lidded bin, making recycling from home so much easier.
Plus even more items can now be recycled including plastic pots, tubs and trays, foil, aerosols and Tetra Pak.
For more information on the new service, please visit: www.southbucks.gov.uk/waste.
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