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19 August 2008Foodwaste Collection Trials - Interim Report (August 2008)

Report Summary

Of the 7 trials, 4 focus on collection of food waste only and 3 add to existing infrastructure, collecting food waste with the garden waste. One of the food waste only trials will investigate the feasibility of providing a service to flatted properties.

Early findings show that yields from the Scottish food waste only collection schemes range from 1.3kg - 2.6kg/hh/wk. This is for all households with a food waste collection bin; kg/hh/wk is higher in participating households (3.28kg in
Aberdeenshire). Further information will be available once the other Councils have established their set‐out rates.


Data for combined food and garden waste is somewhat limited at the moment as only one Council has started collections.

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