The two food waste caddies, provided by Castle Point Borough Council.
The smaller caddy should be placed in your kitchen for easy disposal of food waste.
To make it cleaner in your kitchen you can either line the caddy with liner sacks or newspaper:
Liner sacks can be purchased for £1.60 for a roll of 25 liners:
When your kitchen caddy is full, simply tie the sack and put it in your large outdoor caddy. The large caddy has a lockable lid to keep it closed and sealed, this will help prevent scavenging.
Please ensure the caddy is locked before presenting it for collection.
We can recycle damaged box and food caddy if you bring them to our reception.
Collect a new one from Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet or contact 01268 882200 or www.castlepoint.gov.uk/shop
Each year, UK households throw away 4.5 million tonnes of edible food. Every little bit of edible food we waste contributes to climate change – be it leftovers from dinner, an unopened bag of salad that’s gone out of date, or slices of uneaten bread.
If we all stopped throwing away food at home for one day it could do the same for climate change as:
By reducing the amount of food we each throw away you could save £700 per year.
Food waste in Castle Point is recycled via Anaerobic Digestion at a plant in Dagenham.
Anaerobic Digestion uses microorganisms to break down food waste, animal manure, slurries and energy crops in the absence of oxygen, inside an enclosed system. As it breaks down it gives off methane, which is collected and converted into biogas and used to generate electricity, heat or transport fuels. It also creates a nutrient-rich digestate (PAS110 certificated) that is used as a fertiliser on local agricultural land to produce local food.
Food Waste and Garden Waste is no longer collected together. Please ensure these are presented separately for collection.