The new schools food waste collection service comes as the final stages of construction are underway on Somerset’s own anaerobic digestion (AD) plant.
Using wheeled bins provided by Viridor with Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP), the new service is intended for larger schools and those with canteens that produce more food waste.
Other school recycling and waste collection services, using boxes or wheeled bins, are already provided by May Gurney working with SWP.
This has long included food waste collections using the same-sized bins as those used for domestic collections.
The AD plant will transform all of the county’s domestic and school food waste into clean, green energy.
Schools wishing to arrange collections, whether large or small, should contact Somerset County Council on 0845 345 9122.