Recycle your food waste
Published: Friday 11th May 18
This week is International Compost Awareness Week, and local people are urged to find out about how they can compost their food waste.
More and more Wandsworth residents are embracing composting and the council runs special offers on home composting containers, and offers information and advice on home composting and garden waste shredders.
Community organisations and groups of neighbours are also encouraged to apply for funding through the Wandsworth Grant Fund for local composting projects. The council has already funded the Wandsworth Composting Project set up by the Wendelsworth Residents Association, Wandsworth Environment Forum and the Western Riverside Waste Authority.
It will be holding training sessions across the borough during the summer Find out more by contacting the Wandsworth Composting Project on 07980 095 152, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Composting provides a peat- and chemical-free way of fertilising gardens, containers and house plants. It diverts food waste away from rubbish bags, so helping to save council tax payers’ money through reducing disposal charges, and helps reduce the environmental problem of soil deterioration.
Residents do not need a garden - they can compost on a balcony or even in their kitchen.
Get more information about home composting
The council will collect up to five bags of garden waste a week for free. Find out about garden waste disposal
Find out more about special offers on home composting containers
Get help choosing a garden waste shredder
Find out more about recycling in Wandsworth
The council is keen to receive applications for Wandsworth Grant Fund funding for environmental schemes. Find out how to apply in the next funding round at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/wgf.