At the end of last month, the Government launched new waste reforms to make it easier for people to do the right thing, maximise use, minimise waste and drive-up recycling rates.
For the first time, people across England will be able to recycle the same materials, as well as get weekly food waste collections. This is a really important change as 41.5% of the rubbish in an average Horsham District bin is made up of food waste and this will cut the amount heading to landfill.
The Government is proposing new exemptions to make sure that waste collectors will be able to collect dry recyclables together, in the same bin or bag, and collect organic waste together, to reduce the number of bins required. However, it will still be for councils to decide how many bins or boxes they offer households and I look forward to hearing about HDC’s plans on food waste.