From June 5, the North Devon Council will begin collecting food waste from the kerbside, next to weekly recycling boxes and bags.

North Devon Council (NDC) will be delivering kerbside food waste caddies to households across the district ahead of recycling changes next month.

From June 5, NDC will begin collecting food waste from the kerbside, next to weekly recycling boxes and bags.

Householders will no longer be able to dump the food waste into their green wheelie bins as part of changes to the district’s waste collection.

Instead, the council will be delivering a new waste container, coined the ‘kerbside caddy’ to all homes in the North Devon district before the service begins.

Residents are instructed to throw all food into these caddies – even bones - wrapped in compostable bags.

Deliveries of the caddies begin on Monday.

Head of operational services, Ricky McCormack said: “It’s important we reduce the amount of waste going into the landfill and to recycle more.

“The introduction of our new weekly food waste service will help achieve this because when residents put food waste in the kerbside caddy they will have less waste in their wheelie bins.

“Also the wheelie bins will smell less due to the fact they’ll contain less putrid waste.”