Food waste trial to begin in Portsmouth this week - everything you need to know
Portsmouth City Council is launching a new food waste trial in a bid to cut down on rubbish across the city.
About 9,000 homes will take part in the scheme which will see households use separate bins for food waste.
The trial will last for six months and is set to begin this week.
Here is everything you need to know:
What is the food waste trial?
The city council is looking to cut down on the amount of rubbish produced in the city.
Residents who are part of the trial will be issued separate ‘caddies’ for leftovers, out-of-date food and other food products instead of just throwing them in the bin.
What is included in food waste?
Items that can be put in the caddy include all uneaten food and plate scrapings, teabags and coffee grounds, vegetable peelings, egg shells and cut flowers.
It can't be used for liquids or packaging of any kind.
Will the trial affect my bin collection day?
If you are part of the food waste trial then you do not need to worry about an extra date to put your waste out.
The waste will be collected on the same day as general rubbish but by a different collection crew.
So your bin collection day will remain the same.
When does the trial begin?
It starts on Monday – September 16 – and will last for six months.
If it is a success it will be rolled out across the rest of the city.
How do I know if I am part of the trial?
The households which have been selected for the scheme will have received a letter from the city council towards the end of August.
So if you haven’t had one of those through your door then it is not likely that you will be taking part in the food waste trial – meaning no changes to your bin collections.
Where in Portsmouth is the trial taking place?
Roads in areas of Drayton, Cosham, Somers Town, Old Portsmouth, Portsea, Southsea, Eastney and Baffins have all been selected to take part in the scheme over the coming months.
Here is the full list of roads taking part in the trial:
Drayton (Monday collection)
Lower Drayton Lane
Old Manor Way
Portsea and Old Portsmouth (Tuesday collection)
Curzon Howe Road
High Street East
High Street West
Hyde Park Road
King Charles Street
King Henry I Street
King William Street
Sea Mill Gardens
Somers Road South
St Georges Road
St Georges Square
St Georges Way
St James's Street
St Nicholas Street
St Thomas's Court
St Thomas's Street
Sun Street, The Hard
Three Tun Close
White Hart Road
Southsea (Wednesday collection)
Milton (Thursday collection)
Eastfield Road (No's: 1-119;2-124)
Haslemere Road (No's 93-191;108-224)
Highland Road (No's 97-297;56-176)
Landguard Road (No's 107-185;106-188)
Methuen Road (No's: 89-169;104-140)
Reginald Road (No's 111-133;106-184)
St Albans Road
St Anns Road
Westfield Road (No's 107b-235;108-238)
White Cloud Park
Winter Road (No's 1-97;2-94)
Baffins (Friday collection)
St Pirans Avenue