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Caddies are the way to cleaner streets.

THERE are few sights that spoil a walk down a neighbourhood street more than torn black refuse bags with seagulls and other animals picking at the rotten unwanted food.

Since September, Cardiff council has been collecting recycling and food waste weekly and no food waste at all should be put in black bags or bins.

Everything from tea bags, egg shells, bones and peelings through to fruit skins and all cooked leftovers can be put in a kitchen caddy and then into a kerbside caddy for collection.

Food waste collection was a key part of the changes that will see Cardiff become a truly sustainable city. Each household has received a brown kerbside caddy in addition to the green kitchen caddy and using it could not be simpler: * line kitchen caddies with the liners provided and fill with food waste, removing all packaging and containers; * when the liner is full, tie it closed and put it into the kerbside food waste caddy; and * place kerbside caddy on the pavement for collection.

Kerbside caddies make getting rid of food waste a cleaner and easier process, preventing animals from accessing food waste and reducing unsightly litter from split bags.

Councillor Margaret Jones said: "There is no excuse whatsoever for putting food waste in black bags; every household in has been issued with a food caddy."

* For full information on how to use kitchen and kerbside caddies or if you need to order a replacement caddy call 029 20872087 or visit www.cardiff.gov.uk/waste

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Feb 17, 2012
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