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Food waste first as Somerset aims for 40% recycling

The first ever collections of food waste have been made in Somerset this week as part of the countys push to reach its 2005/6 target of 40% recycling.The kitchen waste pick-ups have been added to weekly kerbside boxes for dry recyclables and alternate-week collections between garden and residual waste.Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) chairman Nigel Woollcombe-Adams said: Food waste makes up 25% of the average bin. Diverting this material away from landfill and into ...