Our pancake leftovers won’t be tossed away!

Pancake bin: From the left, Ashley Gledhill (loader), Dean Thompson (driver), Jim Taylor (loader)
Pancake bin: From the left, Ashley Gledhill (loader), Dean Thompson (driver), Jim Taylor (loader)

THOUSANDS of pancakes will be tossed in Calderdale for Shrove Tuesday and the leftovers will be recycled and made into a reusable soil enhancer.

Across the rest of West Yorkshire and most of the country such food waste will end up in landfill sites.

But, because Calderdale Council and SITA UK implemented the food collection service in 2009 all those egg shells and squeezed lemons will be taken to a processing plant and re-used.

All the waste food is taken to a special processing plant where it is turned into a reusable product.

Sita senior contracts manager Paul Taylor said: “It makes sense to divert this rubbish from landfill where it would break down over time and produce climate changing greenhouse gasses.”