Starting this week, the Advertiser’s Warwickshire residents can join an acclaimed recycling rewards programme which has been pioneered among our Northamptonshire readers.
With I’m In to Win, people have the chance to win prizes by registering at www.feedyourcaddy.co.uk, pledging to recycle all their food waste and actively taking part in the kerbside-collected food waste programme. Monthly prizes range from free leisure passes, experiences and days out as well as vouchers for local shops and restaurants.
The Northamptonshire Waste Partnership rewards scheme has been running from November 2015. In its first six months, Northamptonshire’s residents have increased the amount of food waste recycled by 10%.
Cllr Chris Millar, chair of the partnership said: “We are delighted that Warwickshire Waste Partnership have joined us in the I’m In to Win campaign to reward residents as they recycle their food waste. Since it began in Northamptonshire over 3,100 families have signed up and over 300 additional tonnes of food waste has been recycled.
“Some amazing, local prizes have also been won. This is a great example of two areas working together to achieve best value for residents and I wish Warwickshire every success with their campaign”.
After registering online at www.feedyourcaddy.co.uk or at a roadshow event, Warwickshire participants will receive a free welcome pack containing an ‘I’m in to Win’ sticker to attach to the lid of their green wheeled bin. Each month five stickered bins will be selected at random to win a choice of prizes. Forthcoming roadshow events are listed at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/foodwaste.
Chair of the Warwickshire Waste Partnership, Cllr Jeff Clarke said: “With I’m In to Win, we are hoping to build on the success of our existing food waste initiatives which have already seen a 71% increase in food waste recycling and around 15,000 households pledging to recycle all their food waste.”
Cllr Philip Johnson, Chair of Warwickshire County Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee, said: “This sounds like a brilliant initiative that has already proved a big success in Northamptonshire. I hope Warwickshire residents will get behind it too by pledging to recycle their food waste.”
Meanwhile Warwickshire has reached the finals of the National Recycling Awards 2016 in the Best Food Waste Initiative category for its 2015 promotion which included an online video showing what happens to food waste from a resident’s kitchen through to collection and composting, and ultimately use on local farmland.
To help make food waste recycling even easier, Warwickshire district and borough councils have limited stocks of free kitchen food waste caddies - visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/kerbside for further details.
Warwickshire’s I’m In to Win scheme is open to county residents only, and terms and conditions apply.