115 local authorities, 36% of the whole, in the UK have a food waste collection system, including our neighbours Wolverhampton and Sandwell! Having a food waste collection will mean that everyone will be able to separate their inedible food waste, regardless of whether they have a compost bin or not. 

Benefits of food collection include: 

– Preventing food being burned in the incinerator (decreasing pollution/improving air quality) 

– Stopping other recyclable materials being contaminated (making them easier to recycle) 

– Using an anaerobic digester to turn inedible food waste into biogas (which can be put into the national grid/used locally to power buses or vans in the city) and fertiliser 

– Using local companies to process the waste can create more jobs 

– Reducing the city’s carbon footprint