A Scottish council is bidding to boost food recycling by introducing a new scheme, according to carricktoday.co.uk.

South Ayrshire Council, which covers 32 council areas of Scotland, will introduce the scheme to the Ayr, Girvan, Maybole, Prestwick and Troon areas. A total of 42,000 ‘caddies’ will be sent out to the properties in those areas.

These include a small kitchen caddy, which will be able to kept on worktops, as well as a larger outdoor caddy which will be emptied every week. All food waste will be able to be placed in this, whether it is cooked or uncooked. This includes bones.

The new measures, which have been funded by Zero Waste Scotland, hope to boost recycling rates in the area so that it is more likely to meet government recycling targets. These state that at least half of all household waste is recycling by the end of this year, increasing to 60 per cent by the end of 2020.

The caddies are set to be delivered to the homes between August 19 and September 20, according to eveningtimes.co.uk. An information leaflet will be sent around to all residents, which will detail how to properly use the bins and a timetable for when they will be emptied.  

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