A new scheme to cut food waste and deter scavenging seagulls is being pioneered by Cardiff Council.

Kerbside caddy bins are being issued to 10,000 households in the city for a year-long trial starting next month.

Each of the Welsh capital’s participating homes will receive a seven-litre bin for the kitchen and a 25-litre caddy to be kept on the kerbside to store food waste for weekly collections.

The scheme would help meet the Welsh Assembly Government’s target of 70% for recycling and composting by 2025 and also help deter hungry seagulls that are causing problems in Cardiff by ripping open bio-bags left outside homes for collection.

“High on the executive’s list of priorities is to increase recycling performance and improve the cleanliness of the city,” said Margaret Jones, the assembly’s executive for environment.

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