Food Waste Collections Begin Next Week (w/c 29th March)

Final caddy deliveries are underway, and the trucks are ready to go. Bracknell Forest residents will be continuing the fight against climate change as food waste collections start next week (from 1 March).

Each household* in the borough will be provided with a lockable 23-litre kerbside caddy, a smaller kitchen caddy and a roll of caddy liners to get started. Food waste will be collected weekly and from 23 February, you’ll be able to check your collection day online with our collection day finder.

To maximise the performance of the new food waste recycling service, green general waste bin collections will change to every three weeks. To ensure no household goes longer than three weeks for a green bin collection, an additional collection has been scheduled for Saturday 27 February. Please check our online list to see if your road is included in this extra collection.

Once collected, the food waste is taken to an anaerobic digestion plant, which captures the methane created by the waste to produce energy to power homes and fertiliser to help crops grow.

Cllr Mrs Dorothy Hayes MBE, Executive Member for Environment, said:

“With just a week to go until the first food waste collection, I am so happy to see the enthusiasm our residents have for this new service.

“Now is the perfect time to start using your caddies and collecting your food waste. Every bit really does count.

“Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases that is harming our environment, so the more food we can recycle and divert from landfill the better.”

If you have not received your food waste caddy, or you believe your caddy is broken, please contact our waste and recycling team directly using our online form.