New green food waste bags and blue general waste bags will start being delivered in Wokingham Borough from 7 February. These will be dropped on doorsteps over a six-week period, with all residents receiving them by mid-March.
More than five million blue bags will be rolling out across Wokingham borough across the next two months. These are for general waste, with each household receiving 80 bags in two rolls of 40.
All households will also receive an allocation of about 100 food waste bags. Food waste put into the blue general rubbish bags often ends up being disposed of, where it releases methane, a harmful greenhouse gas. When recycled, food waste is turned into energy to power local homes.