Food and garden waste should be kept out of the residual grey bin where possible for environmental and financial reasons. However, there is some food waste that is unavoidable such as vegetable peelings. Here are some ways to recycle the unavoidable food waste at home depending on the amount of food waste you think you create at home.
Mainly food waste
Green cones are available to buy from WCC for £20.00.
50% food waste, 50% garden waste
If you produce an equal amount of food and garden waste, we would recommend a hot bin such as the Green Johanna. It will safely compost all food and garden waste including meat, dairy and fish. It does require an equal mix of garden and food waste to produce good compost.
Green Johannas are available to buy from WCC for £30.00
Mainly garden waste with a small amount of food waste
If you produce a lot of garden waste and only a small amount of food waste a cold compost bin is the best option. You can’t compost meat, dairy or fish but the cold compost will be able to cope better with a higher mix of garden waste.
Cold compost bins are available to buy from WCC for £10.00.
For more information on how to purchase any of the compost bins please visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/composting or call us on 01926 412593.