Households are expected to spend, on average, £169 on their festive food and drink this Christmas. Yet in Stockport around a third of all ‘waste’ thrown away in black bins is food.
With waste and recycling collections continuing over the festive season, Stockport Council is giving residents their daily countdown to Christmas with great money saving ideas and top recycling tips for a stress free and pocket friendly holiday. Join the countdown by visiting www.stockport.gov.uk/lfhw
Councillor Kevin Hogg, Executive Member for Public Realm said: “Recycling may not be top of people’s agenda at Christmas but in the last year alone residents have recycled around 16,000 tonnes of food waste. So I urge people to keep up the good work and, any food which can’t be stored, please recycle it in your green wheelie bin or food caddy.”
By separating food waste and not putting it in the black bin, residents will be reducing the amount of waste going to expensive landfill sites, helping the environment, and saving money. It costs around four times as much to dispose of food waste in the black bin than if it’s put in the green bin for recycling.
The collection dates for most properties in Stockport will not be affected over the Christmas period. Please check your Recycling Calendar as all the information about your collection days is available there.
For more information on recycling or to double check your collection dates over Christmas visit www.stockport.gov.uk/waste