Food Waste Recycling For Norwich Homes

People in Norwich will be given a new way to recycle their household food waste.

Norwich City Council has announced the introduction of a scheme to give 50,000 households a food waste bin. The service uses a kitchen caddy system that includes a special bin to store food waste. It will be collected weekly and every household with a wheelie bin will receive the service.  

Councillor Julie Brociek-Coulton, Labour party member of the waste working party, said: “This is yet another good way that Norwich City Council is helping the residents of Norwich to recycle. The food waste collection service is an excellent opportunity to get rid of your kitchen waste weekly and slim your bin.”

Collected food waste will be composted and could even be used as a green energy source in the future. The council hope the scheme will reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill. It is estimated it could take the city’s recycling rate to over 50 per cent.

Councillor Steve Morphew, leader of Norwich City Council said: “People living in the city have been asking for this scheme, and we are really pleased we are able to bring them this service.

Similar schemes have successfully been running in other parts of the region such as Lowestoft and Beccles for around 2 years.

More information will be sent to households in the coming weeks and in September and October the kitchen caddy packs will be delivered to households.

The following items can be recycled in the food waste bins:

  • Left overs from your meals
  • Meat – raw and cooked, including fat, bones
  • Fish – raw and cooked, including bones and shells
  • Eggs including the shells
  • All dairy products eg cheese
  • Vegetables and fruit – raw and cooked
  • Bread, cakes and other baked goods
  • Rice, pasta and beans
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Cooking oil, lard and other fats
  • Tinned and dry pet food

 You cannot put these items in the bins:

  • Packaging of any sorts eg cardboard and plastic film
  • Plastic bags
  • Other recycling
  • Glass
  • Garden Waste
  • Straw and other animal bedding