Food Waste

The UK generates about 20 million tonnes of food waste every year.

By diverting this material from landfill we can cut our Carbon Footprint and also make significant savings through reduced Landfill Tax.

The two primary routes for recycling food waste are:

Composting - Bywaters utilises a network of traditional open windrow and in-vessel composting producing a range of BSI PAS 100 products for use in horticultural and a range of other markets.

Anaerobic Digestion (AD) – AD processes food waste to generate both sustainable energy and a soil improver. Food waste is fed into a digestion tank where naturally-occurring bacteria?convert it into biogas?and digestate. The Biogas is taken from the digester and used to power an engine which generates electricity and heat. This energy can then be supplied to the Grid. The digestate is treated further and is then used as soil improver.

Bywaters' Bio-cycler service provides suitably sized containers (10- litre caddies and 30-litre bins) with removable cornstarch bags for areas where food waste is generated. The material can then be transferred to external bins for collection and processing.