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Surrey residents raised £310,000 to protect essential services just from putting food waste in caddies provided by the local council. Residents efforts have made savings because it costs less to recycle food waste by turning it into electricity rather than disposing of it.
Even though big savings are already being made, we can still put more food into caddies. If all food waste in Surrey went into caddies, surrey alone would save an extra £3 million a year.
You can line your caddie with any kind of plastic bag and smelly food waste can be put in a tied carrier bag and taken to outside food bins, which are collected weekly in Surrey straight away.
Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Surrey Environment Partnership’s Chairman, said “The savings that are being made are proof that Surrey residents are making a huge difference by recycling food waste. A big thank you to them and I’m confident that we’ll save even more this year!”
For more information on how to recycle food waste, visit surreyep.org.uk