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Town Hall cleans up as food waste bins catch on

PUBLISHED: 13:40 12 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:37 05 October 2010

HOUSEHOLDERS in a trial recycling project have produced 16 tonnes of kitchen food waste in the first week. Around 26,000 homes were selected by Tower Hamlets council in East London for the pilot kitchen waste’ weekly collections from smell proof’ containers provided by the Town Hall

HOUSEHOLDERS in a trial recycling project have produced 16 tonnes of kitchen food waste in the first week.

Around 26,000 homes were selected by Tower Hamlets council in East London for the pilot kitchen waste’ weekly collections from smell proof’ containers provided by the Town Hall.

The authority has been struggling for a year to get off the bottom rung of the nation’s recycling league table.

It realised almost half of all household waste generated in the East End was food.

So it has introduced a special pilot weekly collection and hopes to extend it to the whole borough if it’s a success.

Around 85 per cent of all waste generated in Tower Hamlets ends up in landfill sites—now Town Hall bosses are hoping to change all that and clamber up the recycling league table.

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