Commercial Food Waste Management Dundee
The UK has one of the highest proportions of food wastage on the continent. It’s estimated that the UK produces around 6.7 million tonnes of food waste per year, which amounts to £10.2 billion each year. At Dundee waste company, we will collect your waste at an agreed on time. We will also provide you with your waste transfer note (WTD) and Duty of care documents, as well as a suitable sized container bin. We have been in the business for over 30 years, are cost effective and eco-friendly.
Contact our friendly team on 01382 604 110 and find out how we can help your company save money and reduce your impact on the environment.
What is Food Waste?
Food waste can occur at all 4 stages of the food supply chain – producers, processors, retailers, and consumers. Food waste refers to the food items that can still be eaten but thrown away, often at supermarkets or restaurants. More often than not, this food is fit for consumption but either does not look appetizing or was meant to be consumed the day it was made but it wasn’t or it is leftovers from customers in the case of eatery places.
Sometimes food waste happens during the earlier stages of food production such as harvesting, storage and transportation. Any business that serves food on their premises will have a certain amount of waste to handle. A significant amount of food waste is considered unavoidable. Which is why it is imperative that as a business, you have proper business waste management in place. Call us today and we’ll take the weight off of your shoulders.
Food Waste Collection Dundee
Businesses, unlike households, are not automatically provided with waste services. They must secure their own waste collection contracts with a waste management company who can efficiently and inexpensively collect their food waste (amongst other waste).
Most food waste is produced from restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, caterers and food processing industries.
If your business falls under one of the abovementioned, you need to have a food waste management policy in place. At Dundee Waste management, we are a registered and licenced food waste clearance company. We will recycle your food through anaerobic digestion and composting.
Food Waste Reduction Dundee
There are two ways in which food waste can be reduced and recycled and that is anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting. Let’s talk about anaerobic digestion first. We will collect the food waste to recycling plants where it is turned into an energy source or fuel using anaerobic digestion. The food waste is burnt at high temperatures in an enclosed space to control the release of harmful gasses to the atmosphere.
In-vessel composting is the mixing of food waste with garden waste which is then shredded and then composed in an enclosed system for up to 4 weeks at temperatures of up to 70°C speed up the process and ensure any harmful microbes are killed off. The material is then left outside to mature for a further 1-3 months with regular turning and checks to ensure quality before going on to be used as soil conditioner.
Most people just dump their food in landfills because it is biodegradable. However, there are dangers associated with this such as the release of methane into the atmosphere. Methane gas is way more dangerous than carbon dioxide and when food is composting, it releases a lot of it.
To ensure your food waste is handled properly, count on Waste company. We will also provide you with a waste transfer note and a waste audit. Call us today to learn more.