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Barnet Council introduces new brown recycling bins
Householders have received new food bins ahead of a new recycling scheme.
Barnet Borough Council’s new waste and recycling scheme is due to start on October 14.
The new lockable brown food bins should be kept outside and include a kitchen caddy with a sample roll of ten compostable liners.
More than 30 per cent of the waste in an average household black bin is food, which is expensive to dispose off and gives off damaging methane gas.
New bins can be used to dispose of meat, bones, fish, dairy products, fruit, vegetables, eggs and uncooked items - but nappies, animal faeces or cooking oil cannot be thrown away in them.
Cllr Dean Cohen, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We need to tackle the very real issue of the rising cost of disposing waste from our black bins.
“It is sensible that with a large proportion of average household waste being food - which can be composted - we give our residents the ability to separate food waste from regular household waste.”
The brown food waste bins are collected weekly, along with the new blue recycling bin and the regular black refuse bin.
Collection dates can be found in the information pack which arrived the new bins or at http://www.barnet.gov.uk/new-recycling-days
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