A letter to residents in streets across Cathays and Plasnewydd/Roath is being delivered today to alert people to the new food waste kerbside collection scheme.
Following a trial undertaken in 2010 across five areas in Cardiff, Cardiff Council has found that by providing residents with a separate food waste container, there have been a number of positive results:
• Increased recycling rates
• More people use the food waste service
• Reduced litter on the street and reduced spillages from bags
• Seagulls and pests are prevented from attacking the food and ripping open bags
Therefore this scheme is being rolled out across various streets in Cathays and Plasnewydd/Roath (the full list of streets is below)
The scheme will start the week commencing the 14th of March 2011 but on the 7th March 2011 those participating streets will be delivered;
• An information leaflet explaining how the scheme works
• A large brown kerbside collection caddy
• A small brown kitchen caddy
• Kitchen caddy liners (to line your existing kitchen caddy)
The new food waste kerbside collection caddy will make it easier for you to sort out your food waste at home.
You can still put all cooked and uncooked food into your small kitchen caddy. Please use the caddy liners provided to line your caddy - DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS. Once the caddy liner is full, place it into your the large brown kerbside collection caddy, instead of the white bio-bag. The kerbside collection caddy is then placed out on the kerbside each week, on your normal collection day.
Your collection day will not change. The white bio-bag, black bag and green bag will still be collected in the same way. Your white bio-bags can still be used for any compostable garden waste.
Please contact C2C on 2087 2087, if you need a new or replacement kitchen caddy.
If you require any further information about the new service or have any questions please contact C2C via C2C@Cardiff.gov.uk or on 029 2087 2087.
Don’t forget to sign up to Tidy Text to help remind you when your collection days are.
Tidy Text is a free texting service. This easy to use service sends text messages to remind you when your recycling bags and waste are being collected.
You can make full use of this service to help understand waste and recycling responsibilities. Sign up is free when you subscribe online at:
Sign up is free when you subscribe online but alternatively, you can register by texting ‘Tidy' with your house number and postcode to 60066. This service is also available in Welsh.
For more details visit here or the council’s website here
Streets in Cathays and Plasnewydd that will be participating in the new food waste kerbside collection scheme
Elm Street Lane
Pen Y Wain Place
Pen Y Wain Road
Tyn Y Coed Place