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Our food waste collection service will be coming to your property soon

We will be delivering a food waste caddy to every household at your property and introduce a communal food waste bin to the bin store at the same time. The residents will empty their food waste caddies into the communal food waste bin, which will be emptied weekly, starting the week after the bin and caddies have been delivered. The food waste will be sent for anaerobic digestion to produce biogas and fertiliser.

We will roll out this service from January 2023 in phases over several months. We cannot confirm delivery dates for specific properties at this current time but wanted to notify you of this upcoming change.

As part of the Environment Act 2021, food waste will have to be collected separately, by law, from other types of waste from 2023/24. In Portsmouth, about 40% of the rubbish collected is food waste. Providing a separate food waste collection service will not only comply with the new legislation but also reduce the amount of rubbish being sent for incineration and will help Portsmouth become a greener city.

For any further queries feel free to contact us on 023 9284 1105 or by email recyclingandrubbish@portsmouthcc.gov.uk