Are you interested in making changes to the amount of food waste you generate in your household? Whether you want to save food, save the environment, or save money, take the pledge to reduce your food waste today!

Reducing food waste is one of the easy habits which will not only reducing your carbon footprint but will also save you money too. HDC are seeking residents who want to make this positive change to sign their pledge and commit to try to reduce their food waste for four weeks in 2023. HDC will guide you through your pledge and support you with reducing waste and saving money. They will send you tips and advice to help you make changes via email and socials from July up until December. Plus you will get a chance to win £60 for every month you are taking in the pledge and you will create some new, greener and more economical habits!

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Recycling – Contamination Issue
Huntingdonshire residents are fortunate to be able to recycle a wide of range materials within their kerbside recycling bins. Items such as plastic pots, tubs, trays and bottles, tins and cans, paper and card, and glass can be placed into the recycling bin. Almost 94% of the materials HDC collect is processed for recycling, and the remainder is materials that have been incorrectly placed out for recycling.
Unfortunately, this material is rejected by HDC’s recycling plant and is sent to landfill. The most common item incorrectly placed into the recycling bins is food and food residue, followed by textiles, black sacks and nappies. Residents are asked to rinse out their containers before placing into the recycling bin.  This reduces the risk of materials being rejected, other materials being contaminated and helps to keep your bin clean too.
Textiles can be recycled, but they do need to be taken to a charity shop or dropped off at one of the recycling banks dotted around the district.  Charity shops and textile banks will also accept old clothing and these will be used for rags. All the materials can be placed into the recycling bin loose.  If you did want to bag or have excess waste, this does need to be in a transparent bag so that it can clearly be seen that it is good recyclable material.
Finally, nappies, these should be placed into the grey bin.  If your family is struggling for space and you meet HDC’s criteria, an additional grey bin can be requested. If in doubt check out HDC’s A-Z at or email