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Food waste collection services in Central London

Waste not want not! What is the best way to get rid of food waste? 

Food waste collections from homes have become more the standard than the exception, so what should businesses do? You might be surprised to find out how much food waste even a non-food related business can produce. Anything from coffee grounds and tea bags to lunchtime leftovers are thrown away in large volumes every day. If you’d like to do more with your business’ food waste then talk to us today about our Food Waste Collection Service. We cater for any size of business whatever its waste collection needs. Keeping food waste separate from general waste will also save you on your waste collection costs.

You can use our Food Waste Collection Service to recycle your:

  • Meat and fish leftovers including bones
  • Eggs and all dairy products
  • Vegetables and fruit including any peelings
  • Bread, cake and pastries
  • Coffee grounds and tea bags
  • Flowers and floral decorations (not plastic and textile)

Westminster’s Commercial Waste Service will collect your food waste separately and send it for composting in an anaerobic digestion facility. This is the most environmentally friendly method of treatment for this type of waste available in the UK. The facility turns food waste into biogas that can go into the gas grid and into fertiliser used on farms. It allows for a closed-loop solution; what starts on the farm gets returned to the farm.

Food waste cannot be presented in bags on the street due to Animal By-Product Regulations and as such we will look after supplying you with all bins and liners that you might require. You can download the food waste service leaflet by clicking on the image below.

food waste recycling in london

Make your office greener – literally!!

Why not close the loop and use the compost made from Westminster’s food waste for your planters and internal landscaping? Please visit progrow.com for information on how to obtain this nutrient rich soil improver, called Pro-Grow, made from local food waste. Several high profile Westminster businesses are using this compost for their landscaping or to grown their own fruit and vegetables.

How do you get started with food waste collection?

Talk to us today about our Food Waste Collection Service and we will tailor a service and schedule that suits you. You can be reassured that all food waste collected is treated locally. This reduces fuel use, vehicle exhaust fumes and congestion from transporting food waste.  Our professional service includes all the equipment (bins and bags) you need to manage collections in a hygienic manner that is fully compliant with Animal By-Product Regulations and food safety rules.

Get started with Food Waste collections