Recycling your food waste rather than putting it in your rubbish bin will help save more than £3 million a year because it costs less than half to recycle food waste than it does to dispose of it.

So putting all your food waste in your caddy every week means you’re helping to protect council services like social care, libraries and schools.

It’s best to reduce food waste where possible; a family of four could also save £70 a month just by reducing the amount of food they throw away.