Communal food bins 'wheelie' clean in time for Christmas

09 December 2013

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A social enterprise firm, Clean Bins, has been commissioned to clean all the Borough's brown-lidded communal food waste bins during December.

This will mean that over 7,000 Borough residents who live in flats will have a `wheelie' clean food waste bins in time for festive season, ready for any leftover Christmas dinners or unwanted New Year nibbles.

The bins will be cleaned in a specialist vehicle, using biodegradable, toxin free cleaning agents. Any residues will be removed and the bins treated with an insect, vermin and rodent repellent meaning all cleaning is carried out on-site.

Clean Bins is a Social Enterprise, helping unemployed people back to work.

All operatives will be have identification, and will be equipped with an authorisation letter from Woking Borough Council.

With around 4,000 tonnes of food waste still put into the general waste bin, residents are encouraged to recycle all cooked and uncooked food waste. Residents can place all leftovers, meat, bones, fish, dairy (excluding milk) and vegetable peelings into the brown-lidded food bins (or individual caddies), using compostable liners or newspaper. Food waste is collected weekly.

For more information about what can be put in the food waste bin, or for residents who reside in flats who require a food caddy for their kitchen area, please contact Woking Borough Council's Recycling Team on 01483 755855 or