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FAQs

Frequently asked questions about our waste management and waste transport services.

Anaerobic Digestion

Q How does anaerobic digestion work?

Anaerobic digestion is a sequence of processes by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. The process is used for industrial or domestic purposes to manage waste or to produce fuels. Read More

Q What are the advantages of Anaerobic Digestion?

  • Biogas can be used as electricity or for heating, and can be upgraded to make renewable natural gas.
  • Almost any biomass can be processed in AD. That includes food waste, energy crops, crop residues, slurry and manure.
  • It is a valuable source of energy.
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Q What materials can you use in Anaerobic Digestion?

Materials high in organic content, such as municipal wastewater, livestock waste, agricultural waste, and food wastes, may all undergo anaerobic digestion. The methane gas produced is then utilised as fuel by combined heat and power (CHP) engines, which produce electricity which is sent to the electrical grid, or alternatively the gas is treated and injected to the gas grid. Read More

Biomass

Q Why is biomass considered a renewable resource?

Biomass is considered to be a renewable resource because of how it is derived. Biomass typically comes from crop waste, wood, and specific resources that have been grown to create energy. Read More

Biogas

Q How do you produce biogas?

Biogas is the mixture of gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen (anaerobically), primarily consisting of methane and carbon dioxide. Biogas can be produced from raw materials such as agricultural waste, manure, municipal waste, plant material, sewage, green waste or food waste. Biogas is a renewable energy source. Read More

Waste

Q What types of packaging can you accept?

We can accept all types of packaging from plastic, cardboard, paper and metal. Please direct any specific enquiries to us through our contact us page. Read More

Green Energy

Q What does green energy mean?

Green energy can be made up of a number of different ‘elements’ such as wind, sunshine and wave. Green energy can also be defined as renewable energy since it is not exhausted at the source. It is sustainable energy that can be used by generations to come. Green energy is referred to as clean energy due to the lack of negative impacts on the environment - for example, food waste transformed into energy through the Anaerobic Digestion process. Read More

Q How can green energy help the environment?

In addition to the benefits of the anaerobic digestion process and its immediate environmental energy benefits, the location of our regional waste management facilities means transportation costs and journeys in terms of miles are also reduced. We have a network of transportation facilities which means we will work out the most economical way of collecting and transporting your businesses waste. Read More

Locations

Q Where are your sites located?

We own and operate a group of Anaerobic Digestion facilities across the UK - 6 in total. Read More

Services

Q What services do you offer?

We offer a full waste management package across all our sites up and down the UK - including food waste recycling, oils and fats recycling and we operate a highly versatile waste transfer station. Read More

Food Waste

Q What types of food can you accept?

We can accept almost all types of food waste, in various types of packaging. We would need confirmation of the required EWC code to ensure we’re permitted to accept it. Please direct any specific enquiries to us through our contact us page. Read More

Booking in waste

Q How do I book a load in?

Please call 01354 655953 and speak to the bookings team.

The process

Q What is the waste acceptance process?

After an initial enquiry, you'll be asked to complete a waste agreement form. Once this is complete we'll undertake a series of checks on the waste, so if it’s liquid we'll undertake some tests in advance of accepting the waste. We need to do this as part of the regulated processes we follow to adhere to our regulators processes.

Rest assured that our team of highly trained professionals will ensure each stage of the process is as transparent and easy as possible and we'll adapt it to suit your business needs.

Costs

Q What is the cost of this service?

The cost of our service is dependent on the calorific value of the food waste and upon how much packaging will need to be removed prior to the AD process. Prices can be given within 24 hours of enquiry, please call our team on 01427 667744 for specific pricing.

Regulation

Q Regulation (Permits / Insurances / Accreditations)

We take our responsibility incredibly seriously and are regulated and monitored by a number of organisations to ensure that we meet our duty of care. The collection, transportation and processing of waste materials is heavily regulated and when you work with us, you can be assured that you’re complying with all the relevant regulations. In some cases we’ll also provide you with certificates that we need you to keep in file for up to 2 years as part of this process.