New legislation, which will be implemented in January, will entitle all households in Ireland to a brown bin recycling service. Currently, only 69% of households in the country have a brown bin, so those who have not been able to access the service before are encouraged to contact their waste collector to arrange one, reports RTE.
Items that can be disposed of in the brown bin include food waste (e.g. raw and cooked meat, fish, vegetable and fruit peelings, paper napkins, and pizza boxes), as well as grass clippings.
According to MyWaste.ie spokesperson Pauline McDonagh, the brown bin service has mainly been available in urban areas up until now. However, the new legislation will change this, and all households will be able to benefit from the service, reports RTE.
“When we collect this household organic waste, which is food and light garden waste, we can treat it properly. If we are home composting, we obviously cannot put cooked food into our home composter, so what are we doing with the cooked food?” she added, reports RTE.
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