Food waste scheme continues to deliver two years on

The Royal Borough launched its food waste collection scheme two years ago. Although popular among many residents, there are still some households which are reluctant to join in the scheme. The borough would like to hear from residents with their feedback on the service and how more households can be encouraged to take part in the food waste recycling scheme.

Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey here:


You can now recycle even more with your improved weekly recycling collection.

  • Tins, cans and aerosols.
  • Glass bottles and jars - all colours.
  • Plastic bottles, plastic pots, plastic tubs, plastic trays.
  • Paper and cardboard.
  • Tetra Pak liquid, food and drinks cartons

Items listed apply for all recycling containers - blue bins, boxes, sacks and communal bins.

Why Recycle?

In the borough we currently recycle and compost nearly half of our waste.

This is fantastic, but the remaining rubbish is sent to landfill sites, which is an unsustainable method of disposing our rubbish and costs us almost £2.7 million last year.

Targets to reduce rubbish going to landfill sites mean we have to look at ways of reducing, reusing and recycling our rubbish.

You can recycle a wide range of materials in the borough, from paper and glass to batteries, televisions and clothes. This saves energy and raw materials, and reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill sites.

In the borough there are many ways for you to recycle:

At Home

In the community

  • There are 36 Bring Sites across the borough that collect household recycling items as well as foil, drinks cartons, books, textiles and shoes.
  • Stafferton Way Civic Amentiy Site has a wide range of recycling bins for larger items that cannot be collected from your property.
  • RBWM also offer a special collection service (charged) for household furniture, refrigerators and freezers.

If you have any questions regarding recycling in general take a look at our FAQ pages, or e-mail or call 01628 683801.

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Modified: 2014-10-06
Published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:25:01
Author: Allison Helyer
Editor: Allison.Helyer