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Recycle all your food waste

Last Modified May 10, 2017

Over a third of food waste ends up in the black bins across Hertfordshire, even though it can all be recycled in the green bin.

Hertsmere Borough Council is supporting Waste Aware’s campaign to encourage residents to recycle all their food waste.

Not only will you be helping to save Hertfordshire £2.5 million a year if all food waste was recycled and produce compost for local farmers, you’ll also be reducing harmful greenhouse gases . A good result for everyone!

By pledging to recycle all your food waste, Waste Aware will send you a free roll of Hertsmere caddy liners.

Hertsmere Borough Council's Recycling Officer, Jenna Bates, said: “This campaign is a great way to let residents know that a simple change – such as recycling all food waste – can make such a big difference.

“In Hertsmere we have kitchen caddies, which you can keep in your kitchen to store food waste before transferring the contents to your green bin. Caddies are available, free of charge, at locations across the borough. You can recycle any cooked or uncooked food, as well as egg shells, bones and tea bags. But please remember to remove all packaging, as this will contaminate your load and mean we can’t recycle your food waste, wasting all your hard work.”

Hertsmere kitchen caddies can be picked up, free of charge, from: 

  • Aldenham Parish Council, The Radlett Centre, Aldenham Avenue, Radlett 
  • Hertsmere Borough Council's Area Office, The Bushey Centre, High Street, Bushey (9.30am to 2pm on Tuesdays)
  • Hertsmere Borough Council's Area Office, The Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar (9.30am to 2pm on Thursday)
  • Hertsmere Borough Council's Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood
  • Library and Community Centre, 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood

You can keep up to date with the Waste Aware campaign on their Facebook page - www.facebook.com/WasteAwarePartnership - and we’ll be sharing their posts as the campaign goes on. They will be running competitions for you to get involved in and giving top tips to help you recycle correctly. And don’t forget to pop by and see them at Herts County Show on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May!

To find out more about food waste and recycling in Hertsmere visit our recycling pages. To sign the pledge to recycle your food waste and receive a free roll of caddie liners, visit the Waste Aware website.

Hertsmere compostable caddie liners cost £2.50 per roll of 52 (cheaper than any supermarket equivalents) and are available from:
  • Aldenham Parish Council, The Radlett Centre, Aldenham Avenue, Radlett
  • Bushey Grove Leisure Centre, Aldenham Road, Bushey
  • Bushey Country Club, High Street, Bushey
  • Civic Office, Elstree Way, Borehamwood
  • Hertswood Centre, Potters Lane, Borehamwood
  • The Venue, Elstree Way, Borehamwood
  • Library and Community Centre, 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood
  • The Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar
  • Furzefield Leisure Centre, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar 


Only compostable bags with the Hertsmere logo are accepted in our green bins. Plastic bags and other liners such as supermarket biodegradable or compostable bags cannot be accepted - they will be considered as contamination and your bin will not be emptied.

Posted on Wednesday 10th May 2017

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