Kerbside properties in Lambeth recycle food waste from their doorstep

22 September 2014

Written by: Campaigns team

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Just last month we diverted an impressive 338 tonnes, or 37 lorries’ worth of food waste away from disposal. Thank you!

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Kerbside properties in Lambeth recycle food waste from their doorstep

Since the scheme was introduced, most households in Lambeth have been using the weekly collection service to send their cooked and uncooked kitchen scraps for composting.

What happens to the food waste collected in Lambeth?

All of the food waste collected is sent to a facility in Kent where it is turned into soil improver and used on farmland around London, helping to grow new crops and reducing the need for artificial fertilisers.

How to recycle food waste

Recycling your food waste couldn’t be easier, simply place your cooked and uncooked food waste including scraps from plates, vegetable peelings and bones into your small kitchen caddy and when full, transfer the waste to your food waste bin ready for collection. Your food waste bin has a lockable lid that will prevent animals and flies from accessing the waste.

If you prefer to use liners in your caddies, you can buy them online at, or find them in most supermarkets. You can also use newspaper as a liner, as this can be composted along with your food waste.

More information

You can find out more about recycling in Lambeth and find out handy hints and tips on our environment blog and twitter account @EnviroLambeth.