Several councils in the UK and overseas - notably Australia, New Zealand and areas of the Philppines - have undertaken studies on the use of the Bokashi bin system, which enables the composting of all food waste, including dairy, meat, fish, bones, cooked leftovers, vegetable peelings, egg shells, tea bags, bread, cakes etc. http://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/composting/bokashi.html
Starting at the end of July 2012, Bedford Borough Council ran a trial of the system They conclude that although the bins are not suitable for everyone : "Overall the trial was very positive and showed that the Bokashi Composting system could be a viable route to reducing food waste going to landfill, and providing residents with a rich compost and liquid fertiliser to be used on plants around the house and garden. It may also encourage residents to re think the amount of food they waste, in turn saving them money "
Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland councils ran a small contest to see if people could save money and reduce waste using the Bokashi system. "The contestants managed to slash their food waste from between 16% and 100% which resulted in savings of between £15 and a staggering £90 per week."
9,000 Bokashi bins were distributed across Doncaster in 2007
Newcastle City Council could run a similar scheme, offering subsidised "start-up" kits comprising Bokashi bucket and Bran. There are hundreds of allotment gardeners throughout the city who already compost vegetable and other waste. It would be possible to start a trial with allotment gardeners with the potential of gradually extending the scheme to other interested residents living in houses with gardens, identified by Bedford Borough Council as the most appropriate users (op cit)
Another, though more expensive, system which allows composting of all food waste is the HotBin This is a larger bin and whilst it is quicker than "cold composting", takes more time that the Bokashi bin