Why separate food waste?
Some businesses such as restaurants, pubs and hotels produce large quantities of it and for nearly all these Westminster businesses it is no longer acceptable to just throw it away. Instead, they keep it separate and use our food waste collection service to turn it into compost and biogas.
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.
WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED AS FOOD WASTE
- 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)
How does our food waste collection service work?
Understanding your requirements
Firstly, we need to fully understand the requirements of your food waste management. This is best done through a free, no-obligatory waste audit with one of our local food waste experts. They will come to your premises at a date and time that suits you to discuss your requirements.
We provide you with everything you need
For hygiene reasons, food waste has to be stored and collected in bins. Once your collection agreement is in place, we will send you all of the external kit you need to manage your food waste properly. This includes bins, liners and caddies.
Put food waste in the designated bin
Food waste is the main cause of contamination in other recycling streams. Ensure your food waste is properly segregated into your designated bin.
Your food waste is processed
The food waste that we collect is sent to Biogen’s anaerobic digestion facility in Northamptonshire. Biogen’s anaerobic digestion facility processes 65,000 tonnes of food waste per year generating 2.9MW of green electricity, enough to power approx 6,500 homes. Every year food waste from Westminster processed here produces enough fertiliser to grow wheat for over ½ million loaves of bread. The process also allows a carbon saving of over 5,000 tonnes each year, equal to the CO2 emissions of 5 flights between London and New York City.
WHERE WE WORK
Areas of operation
Whilst we only offer our services to businesses in Westminster, we can help you to find the best waste services possible if you are not in the area. This means that if you are a chain with multiple locations in London and across the country, we can still help you through our partnership with Veolia.