Surrey top of the league for food waste recycling

Published Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Waverley residents helped Surrey save an extra £200,000 to help protect essential services last year… just by putting more food waste in caddies!

This year residents are being urged to help further boost savings by recycling even more of their food waste.

It’s possible for residents to make such a huge difference with such a simple action because it costs less than half as much to recycle food waste as it does to dispose of it. If all of Surrey’s food waste was recycled, it would save an extra £3 million a year.

The large number of residents recycling their food waste has also helped Surrey reach joint top of the recycling league table of the 32 two-tier local authorities in England.

All food waste can be put into caddies, which are collected every week by Waverley and other Surrey boroughs. Caddies can be lined with any kind of plastic bag and smelly food waste can be put in a tied carrier bag and taken to outside food bins straight away.

For more information about recycling food waste, visit and search 'food waste'.

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