Residents in Buckinghamshire are being encouraged to recycle their food waste, with stickers appearing on their wheelie bins.

If you have noticed a yellow sticker on your bin, it is the council reminding you that food waste is collected every week for recycling.

The stickers are being placed on wheeled bins by collection crews on their routes as part of an initiative by the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire (WPB).

Bucks County Council deputy cabinet member for planning and environment Clive Harriss, speaking on behalf of the WPB, said: “Residents who recycle their food already may ask why they have received a sticker.

“That’s because the initiative is looking to engage with everyone, and even good recyclers can sometimes forget, or don’t know to recycle tea bags, stale bread or chicken bones.

“It is expected that the stickers will also encourage residents who have never recycled their food to start.

“The Waste Partnership seeks to help us all reduce our food waste, as it’s much better to eat and enjoy the food we buy.

“But there’s always some unavoidable food waste, like banana skins or egg shells, which can be recycled.

“The new stickers are a gentle reminder that most householders can recycle their food at home and we can all recycle a little more.”