Telford & Wrekin Council have announced that their recycling and waste contractor, Veolia, will no longer be providing free food caddy liners to all households within the borough.
Previously, Veolia gave away free liners to encourage as many people as possible to recycle their food waste, however, it is no longer sustainable for them to continue to do this.
Almost 10 million individual liners were distributed free of charge to all households during the last 12 months and whilst the take up for recycling food waste has been well supported, Veolia are now unable to provide this service to all households.
Those households with their own outside caddies will be provided with a final free roll of 52 liners, which should last another 6-12 months.
Households that share a communal outdoor food wheelie bin (e.g. flats or apartments) will continue to receive free caddy liners to transport their food waste to their communal bin. In addition, new build properties will also receive a free roll of caddy liners with their containers.
This week Veolia’s crews will leave hangers on caddies to let affected residents know of the changes.
If you would like to receive a final roll of 52 caddy liners, please ensure your food waste caddy is put out for collection during the week commencing 14th September.
After using up the last of the free liners, households can choose to line their caddy with newspaper, junk mail or kitchen roll, place food directly in their caddy or buy their own biodegradable caddy liners, which are widely available in supermarkets and discount shops.
To view the FAQ’s regarding these changes please visit Telford & Wrekin Council – Food waste recycling