Food Waste Collection

Birmingham City Council should have a seperate food waste collection. This could be taken as part of a community composting scheme, or where this isn't possible, sent to be digested in an anaerobic digestor.

Why the contribution is important

Seperating out biodegradeable matter means both packaging and organic waste become a usable resource. Having a food waste collection means that organic waste is still seperated even from homes without easy access to composting. Food waste could be digested to produce biogas and fertiliser. Both of these could generate an income, and the biogas could be used to power the city's buses.

by KillerJules on November 11, 2015 at 05:36PM

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  • Posted by navigator November 30, 2015 at 22:33

    excellent. now has our the council the real vision to do this?
  • Posted by JohnNewson December 20, 2015 at 16:04

    It is not sustainable to burn our organic waste in the incinerator, as at present, because this means fertility is not being returned to the soil. if you want to grow food you have to return wastes.
  • Posted by ALAN December 20, 2015 at 17:53

    Fortunately it seems that the council is considering this.

    Apparently homes waste around a third of purchased food!

    However, educate people to waste less (my family produces virtually no food waste) and to compost unavoidable pealings etc. (these do not encourage virmin nor do they smell).
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