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May 2023

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Published on 18 May 2023

Food Waste Campaign launched

Pledge to use your food waste collection. Look you could win one of three juicers

A campaign launched this week in Teignbridge by Devon Authorities Strategic Waste Committee (DASWC) highlights how easy it is for residents to make the most of their food waste collection service and encourages them to pledge one or two simple actions they can take – and be in with a chance of winning a juicer or food waste saving kit. 

A recent analysis of black bin waste across the county showed that Teignbridge has the highest proportion of households still putting food waste in their black bin. Instead, residents are being encouraged to use their blue food waste containers to put this waste in, so it can be collected weekly and turned into energy and fertiliser at an anaerobic digestion plant in Devon. 

If every household made use of their food waste container it would not only help to create energy and fertiliser but would also save more than £500,000 on disposal costs. Keeping food waste out of the black bin also helps to save space in the bin for non recyclable waste and prevent odours and pests especially during the warmer summer months. 

Any bag can be used to line your food waste container including reusing bags such as bread or cereal bags. This helps to keep the caddy clean and makes it easy to transfer the waste from an indoor container to the kerbside container.  

A range of items can be put in the food waste container: 

  • Breads and pastries 
  • Egg shells 
  • Dairy 
  • Meat and bones 
  • Coffee grounds and teabags 
  • Fish 
  • Fruit and vegetables 
  • Cut flowers 

The campaign runs until 9 July. 

To pledge to make the most of your food waste collection please visit  

For more information about the service and how you can make the most of it, please visit:  

To order a food waste container please visit: