May 11 2010 Knowsley Council, It's Our World
The success of Knowsley Council’s food waste recycling service has brought a tasty bonus to Huyton resident Pauline Benn.
Pauline, of Bowring Park, has won £50 in gift vouchers as Knowsley celebrates signing up 7,000 residents to the voluntary service which encourages residents to recycle a range of food waste including leftovers from their plates, vegetable peelings, tea bags and bread.
She received her prize from Knowsley Council’s Service Director for Neighbourhood Delivery John Flaherty who said: “We are delighted that more than 7,000 Knowsley residents are now recycling their food waste. We wanted to celebrate this achievement by rewarding one of our committed recyclers. Pauline was chosen at random from all those who have signed up so far.
“We’re hoping that Pauline’s success – and the success of the service – will encourage even more residents to sign up and start recycling their food waste. Around 20% of household waste is food waste and by recycling and composting more, we could all reduce the amount of household waste sent to landfill. If you haven’t already, please sign up today!”
Knowsley residents joining the food waste recycling scheme are issued with a small caddy for storing waste outside and a mini caddy for use in the kitchen. In addition, residents are provided with free compostable liners to dispose of their waste securely.
Anyone interested in joining Knowsley’s Food Waste Recycling Service can ring 0151 443 2400 or visit www.knowsley.gov.uk