Waste not, want not – food caddie plans for villages

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A RADICAL new food waste recycling system is being brought in for North Lanarkshire – and meetings are being held in Stepps and Moodiesburn.

North Lanarkshire Council is introducing special caddies to allow residents to separate left-over food from general waste. A smaller lined kitchen caddy will house the food and, when full, the liner can be left in the larger caddy outside.

Residents in the Chryston, Stepps and Moodiesburn areas have been sent information on the scheme and anyone wishing to find out more can visit an information session for clarity.

Councillor Helen McKenna, convener of the environmental services committee, said: “By recycling food waste we can divert around 5,000 tonnes more waste from landfill every year, which helps us achieve the ambitious recycling targets set for us and saves money in landfill taxes.

“Food waste will be recycled to create green energy or a fertiliser used by Scottish farmers, and at the same time it helps reduce harmful greenhouse gases which are released from decomposing food in landfill sites.

“It’s clean and easy to use, so get involved and come along to find out more.”

Information sessions take place tomorrow (Thursday) from 1pm-5pm at Stepps Library and on Friday, 9am-10am, in Moodiesburn Library.

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