The Anonymous Widower

Hackney’s Domestic Food Waste System

Hackney has a two-bin food waste system that seems to work well.

I have a small bin in the kitchen and a larger one downstairs, which I put out once a week, with the other rubbish.

The larger one bin been designed for carrying, so I bring it upstairs to empty the smaller bin, rather than carry the waste down in its degradable liner.

I’m still using a shop carrier bag in a large IKEA plant pot for waste that can’t be recycled.

Both the liners for the food waste bin and green sacks for dry recycled waste are supplied by the council, by filling in an on-line form. Usually bags are delivered in a couple of days.

The system seems to be having the desired effect, as this page on the council’s web site shows. In 2001, the recycling rate was less than 1%, but now it is over 25%.

June 29, 2015 - Posted by | World | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. All our domestic food waste, of which there isn’t much – fruit peel or cores, egg shells, tea bags, vegetable peel – goes into the compost heap on Neil’s allotment.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | June 30, 2015 | Reply


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