Put your food waste into a composting bin to prevent it from going to landfill.
What difference does it make?
Food waste causes 6% of the world's emissions - that's more than aeroplanes! Food waste that ends up in landfill emits methane, which is a greenhouse gas.
What do you need?
- Kitchen waste
- A composting bin (most councils provide these now) or a home composting bin for the garden
Step by step
Find out if your local council takes food waste. If it does, that's an option. If not, and you have a garden, start a compost heap or make a home composting bin.
Start collecting your kitchen waste: vegetable scraps, other food waste (but not meat or dairy), egg shells. Avoid lemon, lime and orange peel. Don't let plastic or metal get into it. Generally best to leave out teabags because some have plastic in them (ugh).
Put your food bin out for collection by the council or into your home compost bin/heap in the garden. Make sure you clean your kitchen compost bin regularly or it will stink like a bad VAR decision.
The council might offer a solution. Check on their website to see what they offer. We couldn´t find a list of all the councils which pick up kitchen waste. If we do later, we'll post it.
Many councils offer free or discounted compost bins. Check online here. You'll have to enter your post-code.
To make a really good garden compost takes some work. Try the guidance on: here
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