I read with interest the letter from Linda Collins in Issue 198 concerning the food waste collections.
Firstly, you get a small oblong box with a lid that will either fit on your kitchen window sill or by your normal kitchen bin.
Secondly, inside the box, is a biodegradable bag.
Thirdly, when the bag is full (and remember it is not too big), it’s tied up and goes in a special bin with lid outside. As everything is in biodegradable bags, nothing smells.
And it isn’t food like dinners that go in the bags. It’s things that everyone throws away – tea bags, coffee granules, egg shells and, if you don’t have a compost bin because you don’t have a garden, all vegetable peelings.
Most councils, I can only quote Buckinghamshire, collect every week. The scheme starts with them giving you the bags. Then you buy some. Maybe other councils give them free.
They should also give a list of the food stuffs which can be collected.