‘’Did you know? Over a year the average family throws away £680 worth of food, enough to cover an average annual utility bill’’
A staggering 18 million tonnes of waste food from the UK ends up in landfill. A third of this waste comes from producers / supply chain, a third from retailers, and a third from households.
Most of this food waste ends up in landfill sites, where it then rots and releases methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, which is very damaging to the environment. The implications of this for global warming and climate change are enormous. Landfill is also the most expensive way to recycle food waste.
Businesses and homes are being encouraged to contribute to a more sustainable economy and divert food waste towards recycling or renewable energy causes.
Removing food from your waste stream may also save money in processing costs for the remainder of your recycled waste so you can reduce carbon, increase recycling rates and reduce overall waste costs.
We have a zero waste to landfill policy, and we are dedicated in helping our customers reduce their environmental impact. We can provide a full food waste segregated collection service. The food waste that we collect is directed to either a fully permitted in-vessel composting or anaerobic digestion facility, where it is used to produce a soil improver product, as well as recover energy.