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Food Waste Recycling Swindon

Does your company generate a lot of food waste or any other type of waste? For frequent food waste collection, our food waste management services may be a more cost-effective and long-term solution for your business. You can contact us on 01202 805 390for swift and friendly customer service. We also urge that you keep your food waste separate from other kinds of wastes. Additionally, segregating food waste from general rubbish can lessen the frequency of your waste collection services and reduce weight greatly which will, in turn, save you money.

You may also request waste collection services that are specific to your business such as glass collection, general waste collection, or hazardous waste collection.

What is Food Waste?

The term food waste refers to the thrown out food that usually does not end up being cooked or eaten and is most likely thrown in landfills. In landfills, food waste rots and emits greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which are then converted into energy. The problem of food waste that we encounter often is that they contain substantial amounts of sodium salt and moisture, and they are mixed with other waste during collection. This would be detrimental to your recycling figures and costs and subsequently, your food waste might end up disposed of in landfills instead of being recycled, which is a far much cheaper alternative. 

In order to evaluate alternative approaches appropriately, facilities that produce a significant amount of food waste need to analyze their waste stream and existing conditions. According to estimates based on presale and post-sale waste, the average waste generated by food service establishments per meal is 1 pound. Managing food waste, including reusing and modifying how we treat food waste, is key to finding solutions for problems like global warming. It allows us to grow thriving gardens and crops, which we can use to buy and sell more food while simultaneously helping to prevent climate change.

Food Waste Recycling Swindon

Recycling food plays an increasingly important role in protecting the environment.  Food wastes should be separated from general waste in order to reduce disposal in landfills and is something any industrial waste collection service should prioritise. Food is biodegradable when disposed of in landfills, but the process can produce large amounts of carbon dioxide, and therefore contribute to global warming.

The process of breaking down food waste to produce biogas or biofertilizer is known as anaerobic digestion. To do this, all food waste will be moved to an anaerobic digester, which is a sealed, oxygen-free tank. As a result of being in a container with no oxygen, the process of producing biogas and biofertilizer occurs naturally. Even though a nutrient-rich bio-fertiliser is left at the end of the process and can be used on farmland in place of fossil fuel-derived fertilisers, biogas is formed during the process and may be utilized to fuel generators that generate renewable energy. If all of the food waste produced in the UK were recycled via anaerobic digestion, we’d have enough energy to heat 740,000 homes for a year and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.9 million tonnes per year, the equivalent of removing 700,000 cars from the road.

For the collection and recycling of any company’s food waste, Swindon Waste offers unbeatable value. To put your mind at ease, our helpful team is always available to answer any questions you may have. As confirmation of your commitment to keeping the environment safe and free of food waste, we will also give you a Waste Transfer Note and Duty of Care documentation. All you have to do is get in touch with us.

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