Food waste will go to landfill in the future
WHEN the brown food waste boxes were introduced to prevent waste food, tea bags, etc, going to landfill in the black bin, I was one of the, apparently low, percentage who supported this weekly collection of food waste, which presumably went for composting.
I then quickly realised that the vast majority of my black bin waste was plastic.
I, therefore, decided to make a regular trip to the rubbish tip with my plastic to save this going to landfill and found that we then only had one or two carrier bags of landfill waste each fortnight.
I was pleased to read in the Harborough Mail, some months ago, that consideration was being given to collecting the plastic from our homes.
When you reported, more recently, that the plastic collection was to be introduced later this year, I was pleased, but was surprised to find that the efforts of this small percentage with our waste food was probably wasted as, in the future, this would now go to the costly landfill instead of for composting.
Why is this?
Why cannot those who supported the council’s efforts regarding food waste in the brown boxes still have these boxes emptied weekly for composting?
I am reluctant to do my own composting because of the rat danger. (I buy my compost from the rubbish tip).
Presumably we will all have to pay for the food waste to go to landfill?
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