County Voice

County Voice 2019: Issue 1

Food for thought

Let’s work together to improve our food waste recycling.

In 2021, a new waste and recycling service will be introduced.

In the meantime, we are starting a campaign to get more people recycling their food waste and encouraging those that do to recycle even more.

Councillor Brian Jones, Cabinet Lead Member for Highways, Planning and Sustainable Travel said: “We are very pleased that so many residents in Denbighshire recycle their food waste and the majority of households have the equipment to do so.

Over the coming months, you will see messages on social media, in the local press and in editions of County Voice, encouraging you to recycle more food waste. We will be sharing information about what goes into the food caddies and we will be following a family from the Vale of Clwyd as they share their experiences of recycling with us.

“It’s all about getting more information out there about food waste and now is the right time to do so, ahead of the preparations we are making for the big changes over the coming few years.

To find out more about food waste, go to:

Just a reminder

Here’s what the new service will offer:

  • a new weekly collection for recyclables such as paper, glass, cans, and plastic
  • a weekly collection for food waste
  • a new fortnightly collection for clothes and small electrical items

With 64% of waste already being recycled and a weekly recycling collection with extra capacity there should only be small amounts of non-recyclable waste left in the black bin.

The Council is therefore changing the collection of non-recyclable waste to every four weeks for the majority of households. Residents can opt for bigger black bins if they need them, but overall, households will have an additional 35 litres of capacity each week in their Trolliboc for recycling packaging waste (including cans, tins, glass bottles& jars, plastic bottles & tubs, paper and card) compared to their current blue recycling bin.  They can free up even more space in their black bin by using the new kerbside recycling services for textiles, WEEE, batteries and where needed, nappy and incontinence waste.    

The Council believes that increasing the size of the bins to the new larger ones and introducing weekly and recycling kerbside sort collections, supported by other special collections, should meet the needs of residents.


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