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Wheres the best place to get food recycling bags for ED residents?

Last year, Southwark Council stopped issuing free recycling food bags for the cady. Where do residents now get there bags from, quantity, size and how much?

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I buy them from Co/op or Sainsbury. They are biodegradable but fairly expensive. Can't remember how much exactly but something like50p a bag.
50p? Ouch. Go onto Amazon or other online suppliers and you can get them for 5-7p a bag.
Sainsbury's have them £3.00 for 25. Too early for arithmetic but nothing like 50p a bag!
Lidl have them for around £1.70 for 15. Decent size and quality.
I notice Poundland do them, ten in a packet, but they are the smaller variety

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Dulwich DIY do them. Normal Caddy size.

DulwichFox
Ruffler Wrote:

Lidl have them for around £1.70 for 15. Decent
size and quality.


Definitely Lidl- decent size, don't rip and decent price
If you put it into a plastic bag and bin it they will still take it away,i dont see why we should have to pay for something that southwark would like to be done.
You want Caddy Liners Direct. Online. 5.3p per bag. No P&P
kibris Wrote:

If you put it into a plastic bag and bin it they
will still take it away,i dont see why we should
have to pay for something that southwark would
like to be done.


ffs! *rolls eyes*
2nd for Caddy Liners Direct. I did a lot of shopping around. Best value.
If you dont waste a lot of food then you would not need as many bags
Peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds, eggshells and bones are not unnecessary waste, though. There are four of us in our house and we get through one or two caddy liners a week. 10p doesn't seem like an imposition.
BrandNewGuy Wrote:

Peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds, eggshells and
bones are not unnecessary waste, though. There are
four of us in our house and we get through one or
two caddy liners a week. 10p doesn't seem like an
imposition.

One or two ?

I live alone and get through 2 or 3 Caddy liners a week.
But then I cook a lot and eat at home. Not eating out in local restaurants .

Foxy
I cook most nights and we use 2 a week, tops.
Could this kind of waste be wrapped in newspaper - probably a good few layers?
According to the Southwark website you can either use compostable bags or just place the food in the brown caddy loose (although they recommend that you line it with newspaper first).

So no bag required - [www.southwark.gov.uk]
Farmers do them at a reasonable price
Bought 20 on a roll for £1 this morning from Poundland in Rye Lane
Definitely Poundland, much as I like the Lidl ones, which are better quality than the ones Southwark provided.

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