Food waste recycle scheme for flats in Brent will start tomorrow

Cllr Keith Perrin

Cllr Keith Perrin - Credit: Archant

More than 20,000 households living in flats in Brent will be able to recycle their food waste from tomorrow.

A new communal recycle scheme will be rolled out across the borough after Brent Council successfully bid for a £170,000 grant to introduce the system.

The funding from the London Waste and Recycling Board will allow flat dwellers to dispose of an estimated 400,000 kgs of food the green way.

Householders will be given a free five litre kitchen caddie, six months supply of liners and an information leaflet on how to use the service.

The council will also install a communal recycling unit at each block of flats which will emptied on a weekly basis.

A further six months supply of caddy liners will be provided next year.

Cllr Keith Perrin, lead member for the environment at Brent Council, said: “I’m delighted to see this scheme being extended to more flats in the borough, as part of our commitment to reducing the amount of household waste that is sent to landfill.

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“The less we send to landfill as a borough the less the council has to pay in landfill taxes which ultimately are paid by all council tax payers.

“In the past food waste has ended up in landfill and I’m sure the new weekly food waste collection will encourage.”

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