Available initially in the Newport and Cardiff areas, the service will collect food waste from restaurants, pubs, cafes, hotels and leisure venues, and is ideal for small to medium-sized businesses producing from 20kg and up to 1 tonne of food waste per week.
“Many hospitality operators are charged for excess weight in their general waste which can be very expensive to dispose of,” comments Mike Lowe, Operations Director. “By having a separate food bin they can reduce or even eliminate the excess weight changes and possibly also reduce the number of general waste collections they have.
“Customers can place food directly into our bins, whether packaged or unpackaged, cooked or uncooked. We’ll also take peelings, out of date food, plate scrapings, damaged stock, frozen or chilled foods.”
Businesses also benefit from the ‘one for one’ Wheelie Bin Exchange – our promise to swap the full food waste bin for a fresh, steam-cleaned one every time it’s collected, to help keep premises clean and hygienic with no mess, smells or liners for customers to worry about.
Food waste will be brought to our Bishop’s Cleeve plant in Gloucestershire, which annually recycles up to 34,000 tonnes and which, through the production of biomethane gas fed into the national grid, contributes enough energy for around 10,000 homes a year.
“We’ve operated this service very successfully in the South West of England for some years and are now delighted to bring it to South Wales,” adds Mike. “It’s the perfect solution for businesses wishing to tackle food waste and reduce their operating costs - especially in the current climate when they need to operate as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.”