LEADING house builder, David Wilson Homes Mercia, is piloting a new waste disposal scheme at its Riverside Meadow development in Shrewsbury.
The development on Abbey Foregate has pre-installed food waste disposers underneath the kitchen sinks, allowing for an easier and environmentally friendly way of disposing unwanted food.
Philippa Roberts from Low and Behold, a company that specialises in reducing the impacts of waste and is overseeing the pilot scheme, explained how the system works: “This is the UK’s first pilot scheme to see if food waste disposers are a good option for getting rid of our food waste. This project has been funded by the Local Government Association to investigate the impact of food waste disposers.
“We want to see if they are popular with householders, how much food waste is diverted away from the rubbish bins as a result of them and whether or not they have any impact on the local sewers. Most sewage is processed using anaerobic digestion, which generates green electricity.”
Donna Salmon, Sales Manager for David Wilson Homes Mercia, commented; “David Wilson Homes is at the forefront of creating new ideas in what has become an environmentally minded industry. The waste disposal scheme has our full support and our residents have felt the benefit of the system.”