Belfast County Council has announced plans to ban food waste to landfill in a move that could save £800,000 a year.

The new measures aim to reduce the amount of food waste put into black bins, which inevitably ends up in landfill.

According to the reports in Belfast Live, a six month transition period will now get underway for households to get the necessary caddies and bins for the recycling of food waste.

Stickers saying “No Food Waste” will be placed on residual waste bins, and letters outlining the changes will be delivered to households across the city.