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Caerphilly County Borough food waste recycler awarded £500!

Posted on : 06 Sep 2023

Caerphilly County Borough food waste recycler awarded £500!
Caerphilly County Borough Council has awarded another resident £500 for recycling their food waste as part of the Borough’s Mash for Cash campaign.

Mr and Mrs Griffith from Bedwas have been announced as the latest winners of the campaign, making them the fourteenth winners so far.

The initiative was launched in March 2022, with an aim to increase food waste recycling participation and contribute to Welsh Government’s decarbonisation targets. And sees houses monitored with one food recycling participant chosen at random each month to win £500.

All Caerphilly County Borough residents are eligible to win the cash prize providing they put their food waste recycling caddy out for collection.

Caerphilly County Borough Council currently offer a weekly food waste collection service to all 80,000 households, where the food waste is taken for a process called Anaerobic Digestion, which where it is turned into a source of renewable energy.

Cllr Chris Morgan, Cabinet Member for Waste, Leisure & Green spaces said: “I would like to congratulate to Mr and Mrs Griffith on their winnings and a say a big thank you to the CCBC Waste and Recycling team for their commitment to this initiative and to keeping our borough clean through their work every day.

“Thank you to all those residents who are already participating in this weekly collection service, I encourage every to get involved to be in with a chance to win the next cash prize.”

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