FOOD waste collection will be put into practice by the council in 2019. 

Households in Wokingham Borough will all receive a resealable 23l kerbside food waste container, along with a smaller kitchen caddie, which they can put their food waste in.

Anything can be sent for collection by the council, except for fats and oils. 

Cllr Simon Weeks, executive member for planning and enforcement, said: "It’s estimated that as much as 30% of our landfill waste – approximately 10,000 tonnes – is food waste that can be recycled. 

"Introducing a doorstep collection is not only great for the environment, but is also far more cost effective than sending it to landfill: the cost of recycling waste is around £60 per tonne compared with £170 per tonne to send it to landfill."

The food waste will be collected on a weekly basis by Veolia, who currently operate waste collection in the town. 

Households will continue to receive an allocation of 80 blug bags, or more for larger families, on an annual basis, and all collections will remain the same.