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Compostable Food Bags

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Here's a money saver for anyone who's rubbish collection includes a food waste caddy. Ours takes 20ltr bags & the compostable ones at supermarkets are around £2.60 for 10! Literally throwing money away. I cant find them much cheaper online either. However in Aldi & Co-op they have carrier bags made of the same compostable plastic for 10p each, so we've bought a load of those. £££.
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I don't use my food caddy for waste food! When I have a fire, I chuck any food onto it. However, our Council provides food bags for free, and I use these.
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we don't have waste food collection in my area. I'm surprised that it has to be put into bags but I suppose it depends on how it is collected and also means less cleaning of the caddy.
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I am puzzled by 'waste food collection'. What exactly can you put in this?

We have a garden waste collection. I put potato peelings and uncooked veg scraps in this - in other words anything I would personally compost.
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Well, those of us brought up during rationing, and with parents struggling to make ands meet, clear our plates and use up the food in our fridges. Maybe not everyone does.
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our food waste caddies take everything from bones to veg peelings Remember not everyone has a compost heap, also when we have rat visitors I stop putting veg on the compost heap for a while. It all goes to a local Bio-converter place where it gets converted to energy & the waste liquid used as fertiliser on the fields. We dont have to use bags but its messy if we dont & the bags are compostable. I'm surprised all areas dont have this?
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The food bags provided by our Council are biodegradable, and go in the bin with garden waste.
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It seems every authority has a different way of doing things, we get a small plastic caddy for this but no bags.
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The East Riding must be pushing the boat out, as we get both a caddy and bags!
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