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New food waste collection for flats

Published Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Enfield Council has completed the first stage of an externally funded project to bring a food waste collection service to 16,000 flats in the borough to improve recycling rates.

Residents have received a kitchen caddy and a six months supply of compostable bags, 57 communal food waste bins have also been installed on estates. The project, which was introduced and coordinated out by the Council’s Waste and Recycling Team, forms part of the Enfield 2020 initiative which aims to deliver significant economic, environmental and social benefits across the whole borough by 2020.
Phases two and three of the project will start in June and October.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “Our residents are good at recycling and we are very grateful to them for the effort they have made in helping us to recycle 40% of our waste and enable us to save millions of pounds each year by diverting rubbish from landfill.
“We wanted to give people in flats and apartments the same opportunity to recycle as people in houses as part of our wider efforts to increase our recycling rates further, help the environment and promote a greener lifestyle.
“In the long run this will save us money that can be ploughed back into vital services at a time when we are trying to make every penny count.”

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