That’s the equivalent of 19 elephants-worth of extra food waste going to a reprocessing facility in Ashbourne monthly and being turned into compost, which is sold back to the public through garden centres, local household waste recycling centres and used in agriculture.
Earlier this year as part of a WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) campaign the District Council sent out a leaflet to all Dales residents explaining how to recycle food waste, plus a sticker on grey bins reminding them to keep food out.
Now, to encourage residents to recycle even more food waste, funding has been secured from WRAP to supply all 34,000 households in the Derbyshire Dales with a second free roll of 52 kitchen caddy liners this year. Deliveries took place in October, giving local households an extra free roll of 52 caddy liners.
Additional caddy liners can also be bought at £2 per roll from the Town Hall in Matlock or Dales leisure centres.
A District Council spokesperson said:
"The response to our food waste campaign has been tremendous, but we want to encourage local people to recycle even more.
"All types of food waste can be recycled in residents' kerbside caddy, including cooked and raw meat and fish, fruit and vegetables, bread, dairy products, teabags and coffee grounds."
All households are provided with a 5 litre kitchen caddy and 23 litre kerbside caddy for the weekly food waste collection.
- Find out more about food waste recycling