Council awarded £82,000 for food waste recycling
Eastleigh Borough Council has been awarded a grant of £82,000 by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), the countries leading waste charity, to help increase the collection of food waste across the Borough.
The aim of the project is to deliver a range of simple cost-effective measures that will help all residents in the borough reduce and recycle their food waste. It is hoped that this project will dramatically increase the amount food waste collected from the Council’s separate weekly household food waste collection scheme and at the same time reduce the amount of food waste placed in the black bins, which is better for the environment.
Cabinet Lead for Environment, Cllr Rupert Kyrle said, “Back in 2016 a community environmental group ran two trials in Eastleigh, proving the concept that a package of activities could lead to a sustained improvement in our weekly food waste collections.”
He added, “I would like to thank the community group for their efforts, we are now thrilled to have been awarded this £82,000 grant from WRAP to expand this approach to support all residents in the borough”
The project is set to start in the next few months.