What happens to the food waste I put in my bin and how does this help the environment?
By sending less biodegradable waste (like food) to landfill sites, it reduces the amount of methane gas being released into the atmosphere.
Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 25 times more harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide. By recycling this waste in our brown bins, we can use this food as compost.
Composting is much cheaper than sending waste to landfill and it helps us meet our waste targets and avoid fines.
Remember to reduce your food waste by only buying what you need, using up leftovers and making the most of your fridge and freezer.
For more information on ways to reduce your waste, visit our Being Green section or Love Food Hate Waste website.