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80,000 Oldham homes recycle food waste


Source: Materials Recycling Week

Oldham residents are recycling food waste thanks to a £400,000 contract with Straight.

The recycling and services group has completed the agreement with Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council to supply 80,000 homes with kitchen caddies, which are to facilitate the collection of food waste from homes.

Straight has also supplied the council with 23 litre kerbside caddies.

Straight chief executive Jonathan Straight said: “We are delighted to have completed delivery of this contract with Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. The demand for our food waste containers remains strong and it is extremely pleasing that the move to divert food waste from landfill continues to be high on local authorities’ agendas.”

Straight has so far supplied delivered the seven litre kitchen caddies to 60,000 homes with the final 20,000 to receive them over the next few weeks.

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