Northamptonshire Waste Partnership launched the In to Win competition in November 2015. During this time we have had 136 different winners, all choosing fabulous local prizes and now Northamptonshire recycles over 11,000 tonnes of food waste every year.
The competition is open to residents in Corby Borough, Daventry District, East Northamptonshire and South Northamptonshire districts*.
* Households in areas without a food waste collection, including residents in Kettering and Wellingborough council areas, are excluded from the competition.
** Northampton borough council is unfortunately not taking part. Residents living within Northampton cannot take part in our competition however please keep up the good recycling work! (Certain outlying communities such as Grange Park and Moulton come under other councils. If you are not sure of your council check here)
To take part in the In to Win competition, simply register online and keep recycling your food waste. To check how to use your food caddy appropriately, visit the Recycle for Northamptonshire website.
Why Recycle Food Waste?
The food we throw away is full of energy that can be used to create power for local homes. When food rots in landfill, it releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas responsible for warming our planet. However, by putting food through a process called anaerobic digestion, we can capture this gas and use it to generate electricity. Using food in this way not only helps to protect our natural environment, it also provides an excellent source of renewable energy.
By using your food waste caddy, you are helping councils in Northamptonshire recycle more food waste and reduce the cost of landfill. Recycling food waste costs around half the cost of sending it to landfill or other treatments and makes compost and green electricity.