Food Recycling Collections

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  • Out of date food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 commercial waste and food waste are separated as a business helps reduce 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 commercial 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.

Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic digestion is the process by which organic material such as food waste, is broken down.
Anaerobic Digestion works with the help of microorganisms which digest the material in the absence of oxygen – in principle, a similar kind of process to a compost heat at home. One end product of this process is biogas which is used to generate electricity and heat. The finished gas can be burned just like its fossil fuel equivalent, but without depleting non-renewable resources within the Earth.

Only biodegradable materials are suitable for this process, including most kinds of food waste, plant waste, grass trimmings and so on. If you are interested in having your biodegradable waste processed in this way to improve your overall environmental profile – and to reduce your exposure to landfill taxes – then you should make sure you have suitable waste containers on site to separate biodegradable content as it is generated.

To find out more about how Gaskells can help with this, and the different waste containers we supply that are a close match for your biodegradable waste output, contact us today to arrange a FREE SITE AUDIT.

We can set up new collection and disposal schedules for new customers, to ensure your bio matter is being diverted to an anaerobic digestion plant from day one. Or for existing customers, we should be able to easily adjust your supply of bins to keep biological content separate from your general waste, and collect it for processing accordingly as part of your current schedule when your bins are emptied or taken away.

For more information on this or any of our other commercial recycling collection services or general commercial waste collection services please do not hesitate to get in contact.