Those at Trafford Council have hailed its new food waste recycling scheme a success.

Councillors claim that they have had a positive response from residents in the area with regards to the new scheme, which was recently introduced in Davyhulme, Stretford, Dunham, Partington, Flixton and Urmston – plus parts of Sale and Timperley.

The scheme sees homeowners given compostable bags that they can put their food waste in, which the council then collects.

As well as the positive response from residents, there has also been a 30 per cent reduction in the amount of grey bin waste collected since the new scheme has been in place.

Talking about the success of the scheme, executive councillor Alan Mitchell told messengernewspapers.co.uk that he was delighted with how local homeowners responded to the measures.

He said: “Trafford residents told us they wanted more opportunities to recycle, including food waste. Their response to our new weekly service which allows them to do that has been fantastic.”

Mr Mitchell added: “I am sure once the new service has been introduced borough-wide, we will continue to see residents diverting even more food waste to their green bins.”

According to trafford.gov.uk, the scheme is expected to save £1 million per year in landfill charges.

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