We have weekly kerbside food waste collections in Surrey Heath.
Recycling your food waste rather than putting it in your rubbish bin is good for the planet – and will help save more than £3 million a year across Surrey, because it costs less than half to recycle food waste than it does to dispose of it. It’s good for your pocket too - a family of four could save £70 a month just by reducing the amount of food they throw away.
For tips on how to help reduce your food waste, from planning meals to freezing excess food and imaginative recipes with leftovers, visit the Surrey Environment Partnership website.
What happens to the food waste?
After it is collected food waste is taken to an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility. Through AD, micro-organisms break down the food waste producing biogas which is collected and used to generate electricity, heat and transport fuel. It also creates biofertiliser that can be used in farming and land regeneration.