Posted: Fri 24th Sep 2021

New survey launched to help improve Wrexham Council’s food waste collection service for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Wrexham Council are inviting residents to take part in a new survey aimed at improving the food waste collection service in the area.

The Food Waste Survey, which takes around five minutes to complete, has been launched to coincide with Recycle Week 2021 (September 20-26).

Participants are asked whether they recycle their food waste, what actions they are taking to reduce the amount of food they throw away and why they choose to use their food caddy.

Other questions include:-

  • Your habits around recycling food waste
  • Reasons why food might get wasted
  • What motivates residents to recycle food waste
  • Feedback on council collections – what its doing well, as well as areas we can improve
  • Ideas for collection points where people can pick up our free caddy liners

The local authority says it is aware that a “considerable amount of food waste is going in general waste bins” and is keen to know why.

Anyone planning to visit any of Wrexham’s three local recycling centres over the next few weeks may also be asked if they’d like to answer a couple of short questions about your food waste on arrival by the attendants at the sites.

Taking part is entirely optional, so if you don’t want to then you can decline.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We really encourage everyone to complete our new Food Waste Survey. Whether you’re recycling all – or none – of your food waste we want to hear from as many people as possible.

“It’s not a test, so please try to be accurate with the information you give. We’re just looking to learn more about why people do or don’t recycle their leftovers.

“The survey will be live until November 1, and it doesn’t take long to complete, so please take part if you can. The information you provide will be used to develop the service in Wrexham, so it’s definitely worthwhile letting us know what you think.”

You can take part in the survey on the Your Voice Wrexham website here.

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