We help boost recycling one doorstep at a time 27 July 2017
Chester’s food waste recycling at its highest level for four years.


Following a recent campaign, which we delivered on behalf of Kier Environmental Services and Cheshire West and Chester Council, the city of Chester has seen household food waste recycling levels at their highest since 2013. 


In the five months since the campaign began the amount of food waste collected has increased by nearly 5% compared to the same time in the previous year.


A team of our specialist Recycling Advisors visited 30,000 households across the city of Chester between October and December 2016. They provided information and guidance on the council’s food waste collection service, as well as letting residents know the importance of recycling food waste and how simple it is to do. 


The team also handed out information leaflets and free caddy liners to all households, as well as taking orders for recycling containers including food waste bins. Over the project over 6,000 containers were ordered, including 850 kitchen caddies and over 900 outdoor food waste bins.


Christine Skeldon, Recycling Engagement Coordinator for Kier Environmental Services said:
The team at Keep Britain Tidy have done a fantastic job engaging with our residents in Chester. The increase we have seen in our food waste tonnage is testament to the enthusiasm and dedication of the Recycling Advisors throughout the project. We hope to build on this success and continue to drive up our food waste recycling rates. A big thank you to the team from all of us here in Cheshire West and Chester.