FOOD waste bins could be heading to Bracknell Forest as bosses look to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.
Next week, the council’s top team will vote on a proposal to introduce a weekly food-waste collection service.
Should councillors say yes, collections could start in October.
The move would mean the amount of waste that goes to landfill could be reduced by around 50 per cent — a waste disposal method which leads to the release of high proportions of greenhouse gases.
Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) is the last of three local authorities involved in the re3 recycling initiative to announce plans to introduce food waste collection.
Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) was the first to take the plunge, introducing food waste bins in April 2019.
Since then, 3,343 tonnes of food waste has been collected in Wokingham borough — the equivalent to the weight of thirty blue whales every week,
Reading Borough Council (RBC) is looking to introduce food waste bins to five ‘early adopter areas’ in July, with a further rollout planned for October 2020.