If we had another wheelie bin for raw veg waste it could all be composted centrally like garden waste is at Sandhills in Newburn. Then similarly the end result could be sold back for garden use.
The Council's article on the website claims its 'easy' to compost such waste. It really isn't for various reasons:
1. if you're elderly and cannot turn the contents of the bin regularly;
2. the length of time it takes for the composting process means having space to house multiple bins for months and
3. being able to dig the end product into a garden if you have one .
Even in a household of two people, we generate large amounts of vegetable and fruit peeling waste and have to include it in general waste because we can't deal with composting it ourselves.
Investing in a centralised composting system would help educate the resident population in better waste management.