I have been passed figures by Croydon Council which show that, in the first month of the food waste recycling service, the Council collected nearly 800 tonnes - and that's before the service has been rolled out to blocks of flats. Even if no-one in flats takes up the service, this would mean that over the course of a year nearly 10,000 tonnes of food waste that would previously have been sent to landfill will now be recycled. Not only is that great for the environment but it will save the Council something like half a million pounds in landfill tax.
A big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to separate out their waste and to the Council for providing us with the opportunity. Croydon used to be one of the worst places in the country for recycling - the huge increase we have seen in the last five years is one of the Conservative administration at the Town Hall's greatest achievements.