New green food caddy liners and blue general waste bags are now being delivered by Wokingham Borough Council. These will be delivered over a six-week period, with all residents receiving them by mid-March.
More than five million blue bags will be rolling out across the borough over the next six weeks. These are for general waste, with each household receiving 80 bags in two rolls of 40 to cover the period between April 2022 and March 2023.
You can check when yours are due to be delivered HERE; just enter your street name.
All households will also receive an allocation of 75 food waste bags. Food waste put into the blue general rubbish bags gets disposed of, rots and releases methane, a harmful greenhouse gas. When recycled, food waste can generate energy to power our homes. If you need a any food waste caddies check WBC’s recycling webpages to find out where to get one.
Last year, residents in Wokingham borough threw away a massive 36,000 tonnes of rubbish – half of which could have been recycled. Recycling saves the council taxpayer money as it costs less to recycle waste than it does to dispose of it. It also conserves natural resources and saves energy by using recycled instead of raw materials to create new products.