We aim to create minimum waste and recycle everything - including food!
Sue and Chris Hawkins tell us how easy it is to recycle their food waste.
What do you do with your food waste?
We place all food waste into the recycling caddy: such as bones, used teabags, eggshells and left-over cooked or uncooked food including gravy, custard etc and old food that's 'gone off' although there's not much of that in our house. Vegetable peelings generally go into our garden compost bin. We don't over-shop and can often make good use of leftovers thus creating less waste and saving money.
For example leftover vegetables can be mashed up with butter and seasoning and fried to make bubble and squeak, and depending on the size of the family a joint of meat or a chicken can last 2 or even 3 days. I make stir-fries or stews or use in salads or sandwiches. A favourite recipe of ours is Chicken Fricasee made from left-over pieces of roast chicken simply placed into a savoury white sauce made from milk, cornflour, some left-over chicken gravy or stock (or just add a chicken stock cube) seasoned to taste and heated through. Serve with rice, pasta or any type of potatoes and veg of your choice.
We hate waste!
Why recycle your food waste?
It's cleaner & tidier, packs up neatly in a bag for disposal and it can be re-used as compost and it's not mixed with general waste so less for incineration or landfill.
The Dustbin is less smelly & food waste taken away.
We aim to create minimum waste and recycle everything, help environment and have waste removed weekly
We feel satisfied that we’re doing some good
Tips for others to get involved
Keep the caddy near the sink but try not to buy or prepare too much food in the first place so you're not throwing away food that could have been eaten.