Eco Food Recycling and their disposal sites that they use for recycling are able to collect and accept all Category 3 food waste.
The Environment Agency specify certain categories for all food waste as follows and they need to be treated in different forms and under different regulations.
Very high risk material includes:
- animals and materials suspected or confirmed to be infected by TSEs (transmissible spongiform encephalopathies) such as scrapie in sheep or BSE in cattle
- animals that have been experimented on
- zoo and pet animal carcasses
- catering waste from international transport, ie aircraft and ships
- specified risk material (SRM) (eg tissues from cattle, sheep or goats that are, or may be, infected with BSE).
High risk material includes:
- diseased animals (this excludes animals infected by TSEs)
- manure or animal by-products that could be contaminated with animal diseases
- animals kept for human consumption, which die by means other than slaughtering
- animals that die on farms that do not contain SRM.
Low risk material, which is fit, but not intended, for human consumption. This includes:
- raw meat and fish from food manufacturers and retailers
- former foodstuffs other than catering waste, this includes manufacturing or packaging defects
- eggs and other by-products that do not show signs of transmissible disease
- raw milk
- fish and other sea animals