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More houses in Exeter will have access to dedicated food waste collections after the latest rollout to properties in St Loyes.

Since 2021, food waste collections have been rolled out to properties in Alphington, Beacon Heath and Pinhoe. Exeter City Council intend for weekly food waste collections to continue to be gradually introduced across the city.

Food waste is currently 38% of a typical black bin in the area. Providing regular household food waste collections will increase the city’s recycling rate, and collected food waste will be turned into soil improver while generating gas and electricity.

Exeter residents can find out more about the rollout here.

Update 1:

Another 2,179 properties in St Thomas and Exwick are to be added to the scheme.

Update 2:

From Tuesday 28th March, another 2,450 homes will be added to the scheme in parts of Pennsylvania, Stoke Hill, Mincinglake and St James. Exeter City Council is on track to include a third of homes in Exeter by the end of May.

Update 3:

1,596 households in parts of Heavitree and Polsloe will join the scheme from Wednesday 5th April.

Update 3:

Another 2,000 homes in St Leonards will start on the scheme from Friday 23rd June.

How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?   

Action R15. Encourage commercial and household waste collections to consider collecting food waste separately.

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