Horsham council approves £2m food bin launch

A brown lidded food waste bin lies on its side on the pavement with food waste spilling out
Horsham District Council said a majority of the £2m spend will go towards vehicles to collect waste weekly [Getty Images]

A Sussex council has approved a spend of more than £2m to introduce food waste collections for businesses and homes.

Horsham District Council (HDC) said the majority of the money would go towards 14 vehicles to collect the waste weekly.

Domestic food waste collections for all homes, including flats, will start in March 2026.

HDC heard that locally 40% of the waste in the average bin was food, with 70% of that being completely avoidable.

Councillors approved up to £2.617m to buy lorries (including in-cab technology and CCTV), caddies and bins for domestic collections, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

A further £135,000 was approved to buy vehicles and containers for business collections

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