Lambeth Council is to trial food waste recycling at 3000 estate and flat properties, in order to help make our borough cleaner, greener and fairer for all. To date these properties have not had access to food waste recycling facilities.
In Lambeth, food waste is collected from kerbside properties and recycled using a process called in-vessel composting. Food waste, like banana peels, eggshells and plate scrapings, are mixed with garden waste and shredded. This mixture is then composted in a tunnel for around two to four weeks and exposed to high temperatures to make sure any harmful microbes are removed. After being checked to ensure quality, the compost is then used in parks, farms and gardens, helping more plants to grow.
Information has not been published on which estates and flats are to receive the trial service; do let us know if you find your property is included and how the trial goes.