New figures released show that Southend residents are now recycling an incredible 64 per cent more of their food waste. From April to August last year, 64 per cent more food waste was recycled in the borough thanduring the same period in 2012.
The increase shows that residents have welcomed the boosted food waste recycling campaign which began last March, featuring brand new blue food waste collection bins, kitchen caddies and free compostable food waste liners.
Food waste recycling went up by 822 tonnes. If this trend continues throughout the year it is anticipated that it could save £200,000 in landfill costs.