Food Waste Recycling: Your Questions Answered


If you are looking to set up a food waste recycling system for your business, you may be looking for info which will help you to understand the processes involved. This article will guide you through everything you need to know. Read on to find out more.

What is food waste recycling?

This type of recycling involves separating food waste from other types of rubbish. When food waste is buried with other trash in landfill sites, it can generate a lot of harmful greenhouse gasses which help to accelerate climate change. Food waste recycling helps to protect the environment by reducing the amount of organic waste which ends up in a landfill. A company will collect the food waste and transport it to a processing plant where it will be stored in a sealed oxygen-free tank which prevents the formation of greenhouse gasses.

What are the different types of food waste?

When you think of food waste, you may primarily think of food which is left uneaten on plates following a meal. However, there are many different types of food waste.  Alongside leftovers, food waste can also include:

  • Veg/fruit peelings
  • Coffee grounds
  • Teabags
  • Animal bones

What should you avoid?

When collecting food waste, it is extremely important that you only collect organic material which will biodegrade. You will need to take steps to ensure that your staff do not place any type of packaging in with the food waste. It is also important to avoid placing any liquids into your food waste recycling bin, as this could compromise the process of anaerobic digestion and the safe breakdown of the organic waste.

What are the benefits for businesses?

Improved reputation

Many people now choose where to spend their money based on how green a company is. If your business is perceived to be one which doesn't care about its impact on the environment, you may find that customers start to look elsewhere. By recycling food waste you can give your green credentials a boost.

Reduced costs

Sending waste to landfill can be costly for a business. However, many local authorities offer discounts on green waste to encourage businesses to take part so it is likely the cost of recycling food waste will help to cut your costs.

If you're interested in finding out more about this subject, you should contact a company which offers a food waste recycling service. A member of staff will be happy to help.


20 August 2020

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