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Recycling for all

Well, not quite all. Here in sunny Bromley, capital of the People’s Republic of Suburbia, a trial scheme to compost kitchen waste is being hailed as a roaring success. 6000 homes in six neighbourhoods of the London Borough have been selected to take part in the six-month scheme which began in September.

Participants in the trial can put all their normal food waste, such as fruit and vegetable peelings, teabags and eggshells, in a separate weekly rubbish collection. Food material that isn’t suitable for home composting, such as cooked food, meat fish and bones, is also collected and treated in a high temperature composting process.

In the first six weeks of the trial, 88 tonnes of organic waste were collected.

Bromley Borough emphasises that this is not intended to replace home composting, which is still the most cost-effective and environmentally sound waste disposal method, but may not be possible in many properties. If successful and rolled out Borough-wide, it has the potential to reduce landfill significantly, and reduce the risk of collections moving from a weekly to a fortnightly timetable.

Now when are they going to do something about all the plastic we have to send to landfill because they refuse to recycle it?


Written by Pete Smith

November 23, 2007 at 3:35 pm

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  1. That’s a super idea because as you say, not all householders are in a good position to compost their food waste. And we do waste so much food.

    And yes, the plastic. A big issue!


    November 23, 2007 at 4:58 pm

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