Food waste put to good use as compost in Lewes District

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Lewes District Council has thanked residents for putting food waste out for weekly collection alongside their refuse.

It is leading the way when it comes to food waste – the first local authority in Sussex to have introduced such a collection service.

Cllr James Page, the Leader of Lewes District Council, said: “Everyone creates a small amount of food waste, but using your caddy is a simple way to make sure that this waste can be turned into something useful instead of damaging our environment.”

All the food waste collected from households – which is put in a separate bin – will go to produce compost for use in landscaping, agriculture and horticulture locally.