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Your food waste is recycled into energy to power your student living
It’s a good job more than 70% of students in Wales are recycling their food waste. High five to that!
When recycled, food waste is taken to a processing facility where it is turned into electricity. It’s good to know that all your used tea bags, egg shells, and fruit & veg peelings are helping to power your uni life...
How many recycled tea bags would it take to fully charge a tablet?
Select the right answer to power it up!
From late night study sessions to late night parties, your recycled food waste could supply the electricity
This weekend's Parties
Make some noise with your recycling! Your food waste can help power this weekend’s party… 40 used tea bags could generate enough energy to power a mixing console for 1 hour.Order a caddy
Your favourite TV series
Recovering from last night’s party? Grab yourself a coffee and mull over the fact that just one caddy load of food waste could power your TV long enough to watch an episode of Game of Thrones, Stranger Things or The Walking Dead.Find out about your local food recycling service
Your uni work
Got a 3000 word essay to finish off by the morning? Keep your energy levels topped up with bananas and let the peels do the hard work. 11 recycled banana peels could power a computer for an hour. Uni work has never been so a-peel-ing!Find out about your local food recycling service
The latest blockbuster
Fruit and veg peelings, egg shells, bones, food scraps can all be recycled. Put them in your caddy and let them work their magic. 5 caddies full of food waste could power a cinema screen long enough to watch the whole of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.Order a caddy
How can my recycled food waste generate electricity?
If you put your food waste in the 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.
Watch this video to see how it works….
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.