Liners for your kitchen caddy

Somerset Waste Partnership thanks residents for their impressive efforts increasing food waste recycling as part of a project in Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and around Chard and Ilminster.

There has been a 20% increase in food waste recycled in the project areas. This should mean an annual extra 1,570 tonnes of food waste recycled, saving Somerset council tax payers £51,000 every year.

As well as cash savings, there are strong environmental reasons to recycle food waste.

Food waste put in refuse bins is landfilled, decaying for decades and giving off methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide, helping drive climate change.

Recycled food waste is processed at a special plant near Bridgwater, where the biogas is used to generate clean renewable electricity and make compost used by local farmers.

Your efforts and those of all your neighbours are making a difference – keep up the great work.

PS: If you received some free liners for the project and these have run out, we regret we cannot send further supplies. Buy liners from local shops or use newspapers to wrap food waste or line your kitchen caddy. For information, see our guidance on keeping your caddy clean.