Food Recycling

What food can you recycle?

We can collect from all types of businesses whether you’re a restaurant with high volumes of food waste or an office with lunch waste leftovers. Foods we can collect are;

  •  Uneaten food
  • Out of date food
  • Teabags and coffee
  • Fruit and Vegetable peelings
  • Dairy products of any kind (including egg shells)
  • Meat and fish – including the bones

We aim to recycle as much as possible, but there are things we ask you not to include in your food container.

  • Packaging of any kind
  • Liquids

 

Why is food recycling important?

Food Recycling is becoming increasingly important in protecting our environment. Ensuring your general waste and food waste are separated as a business prevents unnecessary disposal in landfills. Whilst food is indeed biodegradable when it is disposed of in this manner, it degrades and produces carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide produced contributes significantly to global warming and can be put on the same level as the increasing emissions from cars and fossil fuels.  Gaskells will provide you with safe and secure containers to ensure no carbon dioxide emissions get into the atmosphere, these will then be securely removed and transported to our facility for Anaerobic Digestion.

 

What happens to food waste?

Food waste is brought back to our facility and will then undergo a process called Anaeorbic Digestion. The food in the presence of oxygen, is broken down into components which can then be burned in a similar way to fossil fuels, to create energy.

 

Why you should choose Gaskells for your food waste disposal.

Gaskells are experts in all kinds of waste collection, disposal and recycling, and are here to provide a friendly, reliable and professional service to suit your needs. By separating your food and general waste under the guidance of our team, you’ll be saving your business money, and also have the  reassurance that your food waste is being disposed of in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Get in touch with us today for your free site audit. If you have any concerns or questions when it comes to recycling and food waste, then please do not hesitate to contact one of our team.