Local restaurants work together to recycle food waste


Parramatta City Council is calling on local food vendors to rethink how they dispose of their unwanted food scraps and get involved in the  Plate Back to Paddock  food waste recycling trial.

Twelve food businesses have so far signed up to take part in the initiative and eight more are required to complete the trial which is aimed at diverting organic waste away from landfill.   Some of the businesses already involved include Rose and Crown, Circa, Port Bar and Anjappar.

“We’re encouraging food businesses operating in the Parramatta CBD to get involved in this wonderful recycling trial that offers an environmentally friendly alternative for disposing of food waste,” said Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr Scott Lloyd.

“Participating restaurants will be asked to use a separate bin to collect food waste from leftovers. This waste will be collected and sent to the local Earth Power facility in Camellia for use in energy and fertiliser production.”

“By taking part in the  Plate Back to Paddock    trial, food businesses will help prevent food waste ending up in landfill and as an added bonus, save hundreds of dollars each month by reducing their waste collection bills.”

The trial is being provided free of charge to food service businesses in the Parramatta CBD area and will run until end of the January 2016. To get involved call 9806 8295 or email  jguo@parracity.nsw.gov.au
Parramatta City Council also offers a free ”˜bin trim’ consulting service for local businesses which is available until the end of August 2016. This service provides assistance in identifying ways to cut waste management costs.

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