Reading is getting food waste bins.

The council announced the new scheme yesterday.

A new weekly food waste collection will come to the town, with an anticipated date of autumn 2020, Reading Borough Council (RBC) has announced.

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But why, and what's it all about?

In this video, Councillor Tony Page, lead member for Strategic Environment, explains why the council is introducing the new bins.

Every home in Reading will get a 23-litre food waste caddy.

Just 32 per cent of household waste is recycled in Reading but the council wants to increase this to 50 per cent.