Food waste bin collections to stop by February

Posted on - 7th October, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston Council, Preston News
Food waste can go into standard grey bins

Food waste can go into standard grey bins Pic: George D Thompson

The beginning of the end has been called for food waste collections in Preston.


A meeting of Preston City Council’s cabinet approved the scrapping of the service which currently collects from 15,000 households.

Launched in 2005 the service is now “obsolete” because food waste can now be put in with general waste collections.

The service being stopped will save up to £86,192 a year.

Cabinet member for resources, councillor Martyn Rawlinson, said: “Obviously some people still use that service and no doubt some of those will miss it, but the landscape has changed since it was brought in.

“It’s a saving we need to make for budget purposes but it’s a service that has become, to an extent, obsolete. But it does mean for people without a garden waste bin they are only going to get food waste collected fortnightly once again.”

The service will stop by Saturday 28 February 2015.

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