Catering for Food Waste

Could you be saving money by recycling commercial food waste?

We've compiled some helpful tips which show just how you can make savings and swallow up any costs by recycling food waste.

Chef disposing of food waste into a Nexus Shuttle


By reviewing your existing waste management arrangements and making small changes, any additional cost incurred through the introduction of a food waste collection is swallowed up! While overall costs of waste collection can go down.

  1. Recycle as much packaging and bottle waste as possible reduces the amount of rubbish you need collecting.
  2. Less rubbish means you could reduce the number or size of rubbish bins you pay to have collected or it could lead to fewer collections.
  3. You should then be able to renegotiate lower waste charges (because recycling collections are usually cheaper than rubbish collections).
  4. Savings made can then be used to offset the cost of your new food waste collection.

Check out WRAP's (Waste and Resources Action Programme) Business Waste Performance and Cost Calculator Tool which takes you through the review steps.

Why recycle food waste?

When food is taken to landfill it is buried. The food then breaks down and produces methane which is a potent greenhouse gas.

But if food waste is separated out and recycled, it can be turned into a plant fertiliser and even a source of renewable energy through anaerobic digestion.

Quick and hygienic disposal of food waste

We can help you filter your food waste with the wide range of Glasdon indoor and outdoor food waste recycling bins for use in commercial kitchens, canteens, food courts, parks and any other areas where food is prepared or consumed.

The bins are free standing, strong and durable and their smooth surfaces make them easy to clean.

For further information visit Food Waste Recycling Bins.

People using the Nexus Shuttle food waste bin
Monday, February 22, 2016
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