11 July 2008

Peterborough UK Consults on Food Waste Recycling

Peterborough City Council has started investigating the best method for recycling food waste in a bid to raise its 46% recycling rate to over 65%.

And, the council has become one of the few local authorities in the country to launch on-the-go recycling bins in its city centre.

This week, Peterborough council launched a consultation to find out if using anaerobic digestion (AD) or in-vessel composting (IVC) is best way to treat food waste for the city with the aim of reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

Councillor Wayne Fitzgerald, cabinet member for the environment said: "Under the city council's waste strategy we have promised to introduce a system for collecting and treating food waste to prevent it being dumped.

"There are two main options for achieving that objective and we want to choose a system that is both effective and easy for householders to operate. They both involve natural processes but require different methods of collection and processing," he added. More at LetsRecycle.com.

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