The contract with NES will help the Council meet its landfill diversion and recycling targets whilst providing the opportunity to formulate a long term treatment strategy along with making CO2 reductions.

Households and businesses in Cardiff will thus benefit from this project, which will develop recycled compost with Cardiff material that can be used by farmers as soil conditioner.

The garden and food waste from the city will start arriving at the New Earth facility this week and New Earth will provide the compost to the Council for use within suitable projects.

Chris Cox, managing director of New Earth, said: “New Earth is pleased to support Cardiff Council in this project – ‘Recycling Together’. We continue to grow and add new local authority customers, recycling and diverting biodegradable waste that would otherwise go for landfill.”