Food waste will soon be recycled as part of a pilot program in Edinburgh. Additional recycling bins will be distributed among 20,000 homes, beginning an effort to recycle food waste with other rubbish. If the pilot works, the plan will no doubt be spread out to include all of the 250,000 city residences before the landfill tax rises in 2014.
Plastic bottles along with food waste are the leftovers filling rubbish bins after other materials have been sent to recycling centres. The plastic bottle pick up will begin early next year. The food waste collection will be run from the centre of the city, east.
The environmental leader of the city, Robert Aldridge said that residents will see recycling collections improve greatly. Food waste collection will be carried out on a weekly basis and there is going to be increased occasion to recycle other material.
Edinburgh sends somewhere near 20,000 tonnes in food waste to landfills on a yearly basis. This waste has to be cut for the sake of economical and environmental purposes. Lockable collection bins will be used to collect the food waste, as a part of the recycling plan. With these measures, Edinburgh will comply with Scotland’s new target to ban biodegradable waste.