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Collect food waste separately as part of Bins and Recycling Services

We the undersigned petition the council to collect household food waste in a separate caddy to regular household waste as part of rubbish collection in the city.

When not composted correctly, household food waste will not break down adequately and will instead release gases that contribute to climate change. As part of Sheffield City Council's declaration of a Climate Emergency, this should be taken into account. This is an opportunity for the council to demonstrate that it is a leading group in tackling environmental issues; only 27% of local authorities in the UK collect food waste separately and given Sheffield's generally forward-thinking stance on similar issues, it is deeply disappointing that this has not yet been tackled.

The advice on the Sheffield City Council website on reducing food waste is a start, but some waste will always be inevitable. The advice on home composting is also well-meaning but inaccessible to many residents, in particular those living in housing with no gardens or rented accommodation as well as Sheffield's large student population. The collection of a separate food waste caddy is necessary in order to tackle food waste in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Started by: Natalie Johnson

This ePetition ran from 29/04/2019 to 10/06/2019 and has now finished.

13 people signed this ePetition.