Coral Products (Mouldings) Limited have, this year, worked with Forest of Dean District Council to provide caddies for the collection of food waste for recycling.
The authority selected Coral’s 7 litre kitchen caddy in silver and 23 litre kerbside caddy in black. These were distributed to all 36,500 households throughout the district along with a starter roll of compostable liners for the kitchen caddies.
The first full month of the new service has delivered excellent results. In July, Forest of Dean DC collected 256 tonnes of food waste. The new scheme has also had a positive effect on dry recycling – the total amount of waste sent to landfill in July dropped to 920 tonnes, from an average of 1,647 tonnes. With landfill taxes currently at £64 per tonne, the savings are extremely welcome and demonstrate how quickly the investment in a new service can be repaid.
Chris Heeley, Sales Executive at Coral said “We are delighted to be working with Forest of Dean DC and their contractor, BIFFA. Their careful planning and attention to positive publicity has paid dividends. The districts residents are to be congratulated for their efforts in reducing food waste to landfill”.
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