New scheme to reduce food waste in Chichester district

Chichester District Council has launched a new six-month scheme to help reduce food waste.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 4:52 pm
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 5:06 pm

A HOTBIN is a new product that offers a 'quicker alternative' to the 'already effective' traditional composting bins.

The council now has 15 HOTBINs, which are being given to volunteer residents in the district.

"This is one of a number of schemes we are involved with to help reduce food waste across the district," a spokesperson said

"HOTBINs compost at high temperatures and provide results in up to 90 days, 32 times faster than traditional compost bins.

"With this trial we are hoping to showcase a new route of waste management.

"The bins offer a great way to make use of leftover food and give back nutrient-rich soil for those taking part in the trial to use in their gardens if they wish to."

The council said it will be using the data gathered from the trial to 'understand more about the best ways' to recycle food waste and 'help us to explore options' for future waste minimisation projects.

Fred Ellis is one of the 15 volunteers

The spokesperson added: "The HOTBINs have recently been delivered to our trial households and we’ve received some great feedback already.

"We will be providing regular updates and sharing their feedback on our social media channels."

Chichester District Council said HOTBINs compost at high temperatures and provide results in up to 90 days 32 times faster than traditional compost bins