Northamptonshire residents can win rewards just for recycling their food waste thanks to the In to Win scheme.
Around 200 people, from 65 different towns and villages across Northamptonshire, have claimed rewards including vouchers for local shops and restaurants, free leisure centre passes, experiences and days out since the scheme launched in 2015.
It has also contributed towards an increase in food recycling across the county, from the 9,429 tonnes collected in 2015/16, to more than 12,000 tonnes in 2018/19.
Everyone who signs-up is sent a registration pack including an ‘I’m In’ sticker for their outside food waste caddy and a leaflet reminding them of all the things that can be put in it. Then all they need to do is put their food waste out for recycling each week.
One winner is randomly chosen every month from each of the five council areas taking part, and can choose from a range of rewards shown on the website or choose to donate the cash equivalent to their local food bank. So far £330 has been donated to local food banks across the County on behalf of winners.