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How is Food Waste Recycled?

Understanding the long term environmental and economic benefits of food waste recycling can deliver huge benefits to a business, the local environment and long-term sustainability.


What happens to our food waste?

When you work with us, we’ll take care of all your waste needs, so you don’t have to worry about storage or transportation of the waste. We will handle it for you, helping you manage your business in a more efficient and environmentally friendly way.

Once collected, your food waste is transported to one of our 6 anaerobic digestion sites across the UK and will be used as part of the Anaerobic Digestion process to generate gas and electricity to power local businesses or be sold back to the national grid. Using food waste for good, helping you reduce your Co2 emissions, improve your green credentials and sustainability.

The process of anaerobic digestion is a sustainable process of recycling large amounts of food and animal waste, which is backed by local, national and government regulated bodies. Find out more here.

Anaerobic digestion is an environmentally friendly process of creating a renewable form of energy from waste.

How can BioteCH4 help?

Through food waste collection services, not only are we taking care of all your food and animal waste needs, but there are also many other benefits.

  • It helps reduce the environmental impact of your business.
  • It helps you hit your environmental targets
  • Reduce Co2 emissions
  • It’s a simple and easy process that can help you save money

How do I get value from food waste recycling?

Reduce the weight of your other bin collections, streamlining the process and driving food waste in to the anaerobic digestion process.

CSR - as well as assisting with reducing your environmental impact on the local and wider community, your actions of creating green renewable energy from waste will also enable you to reduce the environmental impact of your business and reduce Co2 levels created by food waste that goes straight to landfill.

How much food waste is recycled in the UK?

It’s estimated that around 10 Million tonnes of food waste is generated in the UK every year despite ongoing government legislation and the increasing pressure on businesses to reduce their waste.

How to dispose of food waste

It’s really straightforward, just get in touch with us and 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.

Want to talk food waste?

We’d love to hear from you, our team of experts are on hand to answer any questions you may have about the whole food waste collection to anaerobic digestion process. Get in touch today.

Group Public Sector Lead joins BioteCH4 Team

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We are thrilled to announce the recent appointment of Group Public Sector Lead, Pamela Woolcock (formerly Lloyd). Pamela joins our team bringing a wealth of experience with her.

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Join Us At RWM

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We’re delighted to be attending the RWM expo in September, the event is a great opportunity for businesses and suppliers, to meet and discuss the latest market trends and all things recycling and waste management.