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Your food waste can be recycled into energy to power your student living
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 student community
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
It’s Pumpkin season! Whether you’re pumpkin carving or making pumpkin soup, the shell can help power this weekend's party... 6 recycled pumpkin shells could generate enough energy to power a DJ set for 1 hour!Order a caddy
Your favourite TV series
Recovering from last night’s party? Grab yourself a cuppa and mull over the fact that 35 recycled tea bags could power your TV long enough to watch one 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 Kingsman: The Golden Circle.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.