Waste Services have phased in a new weekly food waste collection service for Tenements from April 2013. This will mean that you can recycle more of your waste and process your food waste in a way that helps the environment.
Initially, the service is being provided to Tenemental properties in Dumbarton, Renton and Alexandria. The remaining tenements in other areas of West Dunbartonshire will receive the service later in the year.
The new collection service could not be easier to use. We have delivered a kitchen caddy, compostable food bags to line your caddy, a communal 140 litre brown food waste bin for each tenement, together with instructions on how to use the new service.
All you need to do is line the small kitchen caddy with the provided compostable food bag. When the caddy is two thirds full, tie the bag and place the bag into the outside communal food waste bin. The communal bin will be emptied on a weekly basis by Waste Operatives. They will collect it from the bin storage area, empty the communal food waste bin and return it to the bin storage area.
Your food waste is then taken to a special processing plant where it can generate renewable energy and be recycled into fertilisers.
By using your food waste collection service you will help to cut down the amount of food waste that ends up in landfill sites. Rotting food in landfill generates methane - a greenhouse gas that is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the new Weekly Food Waste Collection Service for Tenements.
To enable you to separate your food waste easily from the rest of your waste we will provide you with:
You will be able to recycle all of your food waste and unwanted leftovers, including the following: