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Our Food Recycling Services

We offer specialised food waste bins, as well as bin-cleaning or bin replacement services, so that you can be confident that your food bins are clean, secure, and fit for purpose. We also develop a schedule that works for you, making sure that all of your food waste is taken for recycling on time.

Your food waste is then transported to a specialised anaerobic digestion facility, where it is systematically treated. This process breaks your food down into electricity through bio-methane, which is treated for purity and fed back into the National Grid, while the remaining material is used as high-grade fertiliser.

This fertiliser is great for revitalising farmland and promoting growth without using chemicals, while the bio-methane provides a clean source of renewable energy.

In the Last Year...

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CO2 Emissions Prevented (kg)
Homes Powered Through Energy Savings

The Food Recycling Process

Food waste is collected by our Euro 6 fleet

Bins are either replaced or cleaned to maintain hygiene

Your food waste is transported to an Anaerobic Digestion plant

Food waste is broken down into high-grade fertiliser

This digestion process simultaneously produces bio-methane for fuel

Frequently Asked Questions

Usually food collections happen at the same time as regular waste collections, but this depends on how much food waste you are producing. Bywaters services feature a great deal of tailor made waste solutions, and our BRAD reporting software can be used to get accurate data on food waste production, and collection schedules can be adjusted accordingly.

The only thing you have to worry about is segregating your food waste into the separate bins which Bywaters will provide. As long as food is properly segregated, the recycling process is not affected by the handling at source.

No, it is important that only biologically degradable food waste is put into your food waste bin. This is because our facilities are not equipped to wash food contamination from other materials, and so contaminated food waste will end up going into the general waste stream.

If your packaging has excess food remaining on it, the best course of action is to scrape the food into your food waste bin and then dispose of the packaging in the relevant DMR or non-recycling bin depending on whether or not it can be recycled.