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Your food waste can be recycled into energy to power your home
Food waste – such as fruit & veg peelings, egg shells and used teabags – can be turned into something useful. When recycled, it’s taken to a processing facility where it is turned into electricity to power your local community.
How many recycled pumpkin shells would it take to power a typical home for one hour?
Select the right answer to power the house!
Whatever you’re doing at home, your recycled food waste could help supply the power.
Your favourite music
Whether you’re getting ready for a night out or cooking tea for the kids, do it to the sound of your favourite music. Just 5 recycled banana peels could generate enough energy to play Tom Jones’ Greatest Hits on your home stereo.Find out about your local recycling service
Yes that’s right, the housework! So grab yourself a cuppa and let the used teabags do the hard work. 22 recycled tea bags could power the hoover for a whole 10 minutes… just enough time to reward yourself with another tea break!Find out about your local food recycling service
It’s pumpkin season! Whether you’re carving a pumpkin for Halloween or making pumpkin soup don’t forget to recycle the shell. 2 recycled pumpkin shells can power a TV for 6 hours – that’s this weekend’s boxset marathon sorted!Find out about your local food recycling service
A Friday night drink
Coffee grounds, veg peelings, egg shells, bones and food scraps can all be recycled. Put them in your food caddy and let them work their magic. A caddy full of food waste could generate enough electricity to power a fridge for 18 hours… more than long enough time to chill that bottle of wine or cans of pop!Order a caddy
How can my recycled food waste generate electricity?
When you put your food waste in your rubbish bin it often ends up in landfill, where it rots and releases methane - a harmful greenhouse gas. Most councils in Wales send their food waste to an ‘Anaerobic Digestion’ processing facility - which captures the methane and turns it into energy.
Your local service
Order your caddy & outside bin
All councils in Wales provide a convenient weekly food recycling service. All you’ll need is a kitchen caddy, a food recycling bin and a roll of liners to get started.
Select your council area on the map to order your bins and find out more about your local service.