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Four in five Welsh homes received food waste collections in December 2010

Separate food or food and green waste collections are now provided to 80% of homes in Wales, the Welsh Assembly Government has announced.

According to figures collected in December 2010, four in five of Welsh homes received the service, although this number is expected to have increased since.

Welsh environment minister Jane Davidson said: “I believe that if you want to boost recycling rates you cannot afford to ignore food waste.

“That’s why we’re the only country in the UK where every council runs a separate food or food and green waste collection service.”

The priority for food waste collections was first laid out in the Welsh waste strategy Towards Zero Waste.

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