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Parisian Restaurants Push for Earlier Food Recycling in Hospitality Sector

Parisian restaurants have banded together to push forward new standards on recycling food waste this week ahead of new government legislation on how the hospitality sector in France handles food waste.

Politicians in France agreed on a 2016 introduction of regulation that will see caterers have food waste collection enforced upon them in eighteen months time.

However, over eighty restaurants, caterers and hotels have teamed up to introduce their own system ahead of the deadline and start food waste collection in the French capital soon.

Recent surveys carried out by the Paris municipal government showed the city’s hospitality sector is the biggest source of food waste; producing some 10 tonnes of food waste every year.

The National Syndication of Hotel, Restaurant, Coffeeshop Keepers and Caterers of Ile-de-France and Ademe region have thrown their support behind the restaurants that have elected to bring in food waste recycling ahead of government enforcement.

Predications by the Council estimate that by 2025, using food waste to create biofuel could yield 380Gwh every year based on a feedstock yield of 175,000 tonnes from more restaurants around the country.

Whilst no concrete date has been set by the eight restaurants involved in the proactive scheme, the group have said they intend for all businesses who have committed to the plan will be having food waste collections well before the 2016 date that others in the hospitality sector will have to conform to.

Paris is the latest major city to enforce more responsible waste management from caterers, restaurants and pubs.

New York, London and Edinburgh are others who have made large in-roads in food waste handling in the last few years, as well as the introduction of larger-yield anaerobic digesters.


Cat 3 ABP food waste collections

All commercial food waste collection companies who collect Cat 3 ABP ( animal by products ) must be licensed by the AHVLA.

The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency must register all collection companies if they are to carry commercial food waste.Eco Food Recycling, based in Ringwood, are one of the few companies in the South of England that are legally permitted to carry Cat 3 ABP waste. 

Many carriers do not have the AHVLA permit and are in breach of regulations.

With  food waste being produced within the catering and hospitality sector in abundance it is now more important than ever that commercial  food waste collections are recycled in the correct manner in accordance with the Waste Hierarchy and that the carriers of the food waste are fully licensed.

Specialist food waste collection companies like Eco Food Recycling are reaping the rewards with their ever increasing client base across central southern England who have opted to have their food waste collected and recycled by AD ( anaerobic digestion ) technology.

For all enquiries concerning collection of commercial food waste contact Eco Food Recycling : sales@ecofoodrecycling.co.uk


Commercial food waste collections featured on Meridian News

Food waste from the catering and hospitality is created in vast amounts in the Meridian region.

Ringwood based Eco Food Recycling, the leading collector of business and commercial food waste in the South,were featured heavily on Meridian News Tonight, 4th January 2013,during the feature on food wasted during the festive period.

Eco Food Recycling who collect commercial food waste from the catering and hospitality sector including Pubs, Hotels and Restaurants had just announced figures of collecting in excess of 7,000 tonnes of local food waste in the last 12 months and were approached by the production team at Meridian to assist in their brief documentary about the vast amounts of food waste that is wasted in the region.

Filming took place at a local branch of a leading Supermarket  where the Operations Manager, Waste and Recycling had travelled from London to be featured in the footage and put forward his companies case about how they were doing their utmost to prevent food waste and once all else had failed how they were getting companies like Eco Food Recycling to collect their supermarket waste, have it fully recycled, and take it to a local Anaerobic Digestion site run by Eco Sustainable Solutions where it is turned into renewable energy.

Eco Food Recycling and one of it’s employee’s ,Charlie Pierson ,were featured heavily in this part of the production as bins were shown being collected from the supermarket site and taken to the food waste recycling facility.

Simon Heaps one of the partners in the food waste collection and recycling business then explained that food waste was a problem that all of us had to take responsibility for.The food producers and re- sellers are all doing their piece by reducing the food waste, companies like Eco Food Recycling are doing their bit by collecting the business food waste but it is the consumer that is producing more food waste than the entire food chain.

Mountains of food waste were shown on the programme, that had been collected by Eco Food Recycling, at the local disposal site in readiness for full recycling and much of this was from plate scrapings and food preparation from the catering and hospitality sector along with considerable quantities from Local Authorities that bring their residential food waste into the site.

The local Bournemouth Council were interviewed and explained that they were looking closely at collecting residential food waste from the kerbside of local homes after obtaining a Government grant.

Finally Trewlawney Dampney the MD of Eco Sustainable Solutions explained the benefits of renewable energy to the viewers. They are one of the leading sites in the country and are fully committed to renewable energy and  sustainability with plans for expansion on the horizon.He explained that food waste was a resource that they were looking to capture and divert from landfill.

Any producers of food waste that are looking to have it diverted from landfill and fully recycled please contact:

sales@ecofoodrecycling.co.uk and look at the companies website www.ecofoodrecycling.co.uk for further information.

 


Reasons to recycle Commercial Food waste

Many companies are looking for reasons to increase their recycling figures and by having food waste collected and recycled is an easy way to hit those targets. Although there are not the same number of carriers collecting commercial food waste as there is with other waste streams it is still possible to find specialists like Eco Food Recycling around the country.

Below is a list of “drivers” for the decision makers within organizations to consider having their commercial and business food waste collected:

  1. Divertion from landfill – With landfill tax alone standing at £64 per tonne and due to increase in April 2013 and the following year until it reaches £80 it is perfectly obvious that general waste prices will rise accordingly. Carriers will increase their prices significantly over the next two years because food waste is the heaviest waste stream left in general waste bins and they will look to increased prices in an effort to force their customers to divert from landfill and have their food waste fully recycled. The client will have recycling targets that they are looking to achieve and by having food waste collected and recycled it will assist them in their “goals”.
  2. Corporate Social ResonsibilityCSR will be assisted by having commercial food waste collected as businesses look to their environmental policies and their responsibilities to shareholders, customers and employees alike. Price is not always an issue when the environment and our futures and the futures of our children are at stake.Food waste into landfill is the worst possible place it could go as methane as is produced which is harmful to the environment.There are two main ways to have food waste recycled. Anaerobic digestion is where renewable eneregy, gas and electricity,is produced from the recycled food waste. In vessel composting is the alternative and although not a preferred option anymore as compost is produced it is still a fully 100% recycled solution and still very popular.
  3. Waste Hierarchy Compliancy – Since 28th September 2011 it has been a legal requirement for the producer of any waste stream to sign a Duty of Care transfer note and declare that they have applied the Waste Hierarchy to their waste stream.All producers of waste must Reduce, Re-use, Recycle or Recover before the final option of landfill is taken.This is a legal document that can be enforced with civil sanctions if busineeses are found not to be applying the waste hierarchy.It is now an option in virtually all parts of the country to have commercial food waste collected and recycled so it is no longer an excuse to say that the service is not on offer.

Eco Food Recycling offer a national food waste collection and recycling network so that companies can achieve all of the above three points.Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs, Schools, Hospitals,  Colleges and Universities, Food Producers, Care Homes, Large Company Canteens and all producers of commercial food waste can now have their food waste collected and recycled by Eco Food Recycling.

 

 

 


Food waste collections on the increase

Food waste collection and recycling company Eco Food Recycling reached the landmark of 1 million kgs of food waste in their first twelve months of collections.

The landmark of 1,000 tonnes of food waste which is collected and then recycled at Eco Sustainable Solutions site next to Bournemouth Airport is turned into a nutrient rich compost after a prolonged 14 week process.

Eco Food Recycling collect commercial food waste from hotels, restaurants, pubs, shopping centres, food producers, schools and universities, leisure and theme parks as well as company canteens to name a few.

Although the vast majority of the commercial food waste is collected locally before being taken to the disposal site the company also operate a national food waste collection and recycling service through its network partnership programme.

Food waste collections are on the increase and Eco Food Recycling are being inundated with requests from all parts of the hospitality and catering sector of the market. By having a disposal site so close to hand as Eco Sustainable Solutions is a bonus as it is recognised as one of the finest in vessel composting facilities in the country.

Food waste will shortly be going to the new AD plant that is being constructed near Dorchester where the food waste will be turned into renewable energy.

Images courtesy of Deep South Media.

Commercial food waste - Andy Jones, Peter Hardy, Simon Heaps

Eco Food Recycling Directors Andy Jones and Simon Heaps with Peter Hardy from Eco Sustainable Solutions


Food waste collection and recycling figures rise by 800%


Food waste created from the catering and hospitality sector


Southern based commercial food waste collection and recycling company Eco Food Recycling have seen dramatic growth in their business as they enter their second year of food waste collections.

The company who are now the leading southern independant food waste collection and recycling specialist commenced commercial food waste collections in August 2010 and by the end of December last year were collecting 30 tonnes of food waste per month.

With collections of commercial food waste coming from the catering and hospitality sector that includes Hotels, Restaurants and Pubs along with food producers and company canteens the rise in collections has increased in excess of 800% as the company are now collecting over 260 tonnes of food waste per month.

Commercial food waste that is collected by Eco Food Recycling can be either as a straightforward bin collection or in bulk by containers and  enclosed skip compactors where tonnage price and haulage is arranged.

Eco Food Recycling operate with their own vehicles throughout Dorset, Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey and Sussex whereby all commercial food waste collected is 100 % recycled following the company’s zero waste to landfill ethos.

As well as collecting commercial food waste on their fleet of vehicles Eco Food Recycling also offer a national food waste collection service through their national food waste collection partnership programme.


Hospitality and Catering Food Waste collected in abundance by Eco Food Recycling

Hospitality and catering food waste accounts for millions of tonnes per year and Eco Food Recycling the leading independant food waste collection and recycling company in the south are collecting from some of the biggest names in the UK.

The hospitality sector includes hotels, pubs and restaurants when you are talking about food waste and Eco Food Recycling are collecting and recycling food waste from famous names such as Whitbread, Premier Inn,Beefeater, Hotel du Vin, Malmaison and Ramada to name but a few.

Catering food waste accounts for a high percentage of commercial food waste in the UK and includes schools, Colleges and Universities as well as company canteens. Eco Food Recycling are currently collecting from three B & Q sites at their headquarters in Chandlers Ford along with Universities at Southampton and Winchester as well as local schools in Bournemouth.

Eco Food Recycling use a local food waste disposal site in Bournemouth for all of their hospitality and catering food waste and  a lot of the food waste collected is from a local shopping centre and a nearby premium leisure park. Theme parks such as Paultons Park at Ower near Southampton have their food waste collected by Eco Food Recycling and have been reaping the rewards in their increased recycling figures.

Another major coup for the Ringwood based food waste collection and recycling company is the agreement to collect all food waste from 18 Waitrose supermarkets in the south of england.

As well as these large corporate names the company are also collecting food waste from businesses of all sizes as they too look to divert food waste from landfill.

Eco Food Recycling offer a national food waste collection, disposal and recycling service to the hospitality and catering sector in the UK


Food waste recycling features high on DEFRA waste review

Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State DEFRA

DEFRA produced its Government Review of Waste Policy in England 2011  this week ( 14th June ) and food waste collections both commercial and domestic featured very highly as the Government looks to divert waste from landfill.

Caroline Spelman pointed out in her Ministerial Foreward:

Waste is a major contributor to methane emissions and, if not managed properly, can harm our environment and damage communities. Waste can also be a source of renewable energy, and a source of valuable materials to enable a more sustainable use of our material resources.

We are committed to working towards a zero waste economy as part of the transition to a green economy and our committment to be the greenest government ever.

Together we can go further and faster to move waste out of landfill towards greater recycling, re-use and, in particular, greater waste prevention.

Food waste in particular had a big part to play in the waste review and the following extracts highlighted the problems that food waste from the commercial and residential sectors can affect all of us.

We have already identified food waste as a priority waste-stream for action as it goes
to landfill in considerable quantities, and accounts for almost half of all waste CO2eq
emissions. The total annual food waste arisings in Britain are estimated at around
16 million tonnes with at least 40% of this disposed to landfill.

Our overall, long-term, vision is that:
■  We substantially reduce the amount of food wasted;

■ Food waste that does arise is recognised as a valuable resource, and is processed to produce renewable energy and a bio fertiliser so that nutrients are returned to the soil;

■ No food waste goes to landfill.

Landfill should be the last resort for biodegradable waste. The landfill tax will remain the key driver
to divert waste from landfill and remains necessary to ensure we meet key EU targets in 2020.

These are some key points that have been selected so that commercial food waste can be identified to be diverted from landfill and processed either by IVC ( in vessel composting ) or AD ( anaerobic digestion ).

Eco Food Recycling offer a commercial food waste collection and recycling service across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex and now are pleased to announce that they can offer a national food waste collection and recycling service through its extensive partnership programme around the UK.


Major Hotel chain expand food waste collections with Eco Food Recycling

Hotel du Vin, Poole

Malmaison Hotel in Reading

Eco Food Recycling the southern based independant food waste collection and recycling company have been selected to roll out further sites within the Hotel du Vin and Malmaison chain to collect food waste, have it recycled and increase their landfill diversion figures.

After a successful two month trial at Hotel du Vin, Winchester where 5.5 tonnes of food waste was produced in the 8 week trial period the green light was given to introduce the food waste collection and recycling service to sites in Poole and Reading. Both the Hotel du Vin in Poole and Malmaison in Reading will commence food waste collections from Eco Food Recycling in early June.

Bournemouth based waste management company,1st Waste Management Consultants, who handle the waste streams for the group have selected Eco Food Recycling for the new sites because of the professionalism shown during the trial along with data management reporting clearly showing bin lifts and landfill diversion figures.

Eco Food Recycling offer a food waste collection and recycling service to Hotels of all sizes in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex whereby all food waste collected is 100 % recycled.

Eco Food Recycling can also offer a national coverage of food waste collections through their extensive partnership programme that they have built up with similar strategically placed food waste recycling businesses around the UK.


Castlepoint Shopping Park approach 50 tonne of food waste collected

Peter Matthews, General Manager - Castlepoint Shopping Park, Bournemouth

Castlepoint Shopping Park in Bournemouth, one of the many clients that have accurate bin weight figures provided by Eco Food Recycling

Castlepoint Shopping Park in Bournemouth opened in 2003 and with 645,000 sq ft of retail space is the largest shopping park in the UK covering 41 acres. Peter Matthews, General Manager, arrived in 2005 and soon had recycling on his agenda.

Before 2006 the centre had no recycling policy and disposing of waste was a major expense and was growing annually, even something as basic as cardboard was being collected at a cost to Castlepoint. The success of the recycling project undertaken by Peter Matthews and his team has been quite staggering in the following years. From 100% waste to landfill in 2005 Castlepoint have reached the heady heights of 61% recycled last year and are looking to have over 70% of the Shopping Parks waste recycled by the end of this year.

Food waste was a stream that had always been sent to landfill however this all changed following an introduction to Simon Heaps from Eco Food Recycling at the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade’s Green Knowledge Network Forum. There followed several consultations as to how potential savings could be made if a zero waste to landfill policy was implemented for the food waste generated at the Park.

Initially the two principle restaurants , Nando’s and Frankie & Bennys, were selected for trial and supplied with three 240L wheelie bins each, bio-degradable bags and instructions on what could be disposed . The trial and weighing of the food waste began in August 2010, during the first four weeks 1.8 tonnes of food waste was collected by Eco Food Recycling . This convinced Peter and his team that diversion of the food waste stream would work and make a massive impact on their recycling figures. The second phase was rolled out in October  when the three coffee shops,  Costa Coffee, Cafe Nero and Thorntons, were introduced into the collection rota increasing the monthly tonnage to over 3 tonnes. For example nearly 100 kgs of coffee grounds are collected from each outlet weekly. That equates to over 15 tonnes annually.

The vision of Peter Matthews and his team then extended to the staff rooms at all of the retail stores within the Park. Eco Food Recycling were asked to provide kitchen caddies and bio-degradeable bags so that fruit, sandwiches and any waste food produced by staff could also be collected and recycled.

The introduction of this latest initiative within Castlepoint Shopping Park has resulted in over 6 tonnes of food waste being collected during April alone and in excess of  42 tonnes since Eco Food Recycling commenced collections in August 2010. With a “zero waste to landfill” policy being used these figures meant a total landfill diversion solution for the Park for its food waste.

The food waste recycling scheme was implemented by Eco Food Recycling by placing eleven 240 ltr food waste wheelie bins in strategic places around the confines of the Park convenient for the tenants to place their food waste bags into when full. The retailers were each supplied with bio-degradeable bags and 23 ltr kitchen caddies.

To make the initiative work  it was vital to have the co-operation of all tenants and their staff. This  was obtained after co-directors Simon Heaps and Andy Jones visited each unit on site before food waste collections commenced. Simon and Andy explained the reasons and benefits behind the scheme to each units staff and what was required from them to make it successful.  With any such scheme  it’s vital to communicate with every employee  of each unit and fully explain how and more importantly why a scheme is being introduced.

“ Simon and Andy were instrumental in setting up our trial, speaking to the restaurants concerned and providing the necessary training to make the exercise a resounding success. We are very pleased that their hard work is starting to reap benefits for them, as much as it is for ourselves, in making the Centre greener. We are extremely focussed on our Centre footprint and will continue to support this initiative whilst encouraging other Shopping Centres to adopt the principles of this very worthwhile scheme” said Bill Riddle Operation Manager – Castlepoint Shopping Park.

He added   “Staff soon became familiar with the process but were right behind the trial and wanted to play their part to make Castlepoint “greener”.

“Since the start of the trial in  August last year , when we sent 1.8 tonnes of food waste to be recycled, we have generated 42 tonnes of food waste. This directly equates to the same reduction in tonnages sent to landfill without the additional costs. “

“ We asked Eco Food Recycling to give us exact landfill diversion figures which they did by using their own unique method of weighing each bin. With lightweight industrial scales that can be calibrated to the nearest 10 grams they provide monthly management reports showing bin lifts and weights collected. It is good to see a young vibrant waste company being set a target and delivering.”

Simon Heaps and Andy Jones, the joint Directors of Eco Food Recycling, looked long and hard at the best way to provide accurate bin weights for their clients, including Castlepoint Shopping Park, at the outset and were fully aware of the technology that is available as regards bin chips and on board weighing systems. However the industry is fully aware of the pitfalls and expense of installing and implementing such systems for small companies so another alternative was sought.

By using portable and weatherproof industrial scales on their vehicles they are able to accurately report to their clients the weights that have been lifted and subsequently diverted from landfill. Clients are charged on a bin lift pricing module and not by weight.

By offering these landfill diversion figures which can also be used for a carbon footprint reduction analysis they are able to offer something that is unique within the food waste collection industry.

Local media coverage has highlighted Castlepoint  for their “green initiatives” along with enhancing the growing reputation of Eco Food Recycling as a leading independant food waste collection and recycling company in the South of England.

Simon Heaps said “ When we first spoke to Peter Matthews we found somebody who was fully focused on increasing the Parks recycling percentages but needed to find a sustainable solution without increased costs. We found the assistance of the tenants was certainly helped because of the strong recycling ethos at Castlepoint and the fact that they were already segregating and recycling other waste streams within the Park so the introduction of food waste collections and recycling was easy to implement.”

“Nowadays with so many local authorities collecting food waste and mixed recyclables residentially it came as no surprise to the tenants staff that they were being asked to adopt commercial recycling within the Park. Without their support and assistance this would have been a lot harder.” he added.

Eco Food Recycling who operate a food waste collection and recycling service covering Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex dispose of their food waste at a local IVC ( in vessel composting ) facility near Bournemouth Airport run by Trelawney Dampney and his  Eco Sustainable Solutions team  where the food waste is turned into compost.  During the early part of 2012 Trewlawney will be opening an AD plant nearby, and the Castlepoint food waste will be destined for renewable energy.

For any Shopping Centres or Parks that are thinking of introducing food waste collections the benefits are clear to see :

  • Landfill diversion – helping the environment and making your operation “ greener “
  • Increased recycling figures – Using media coverage to your advantage.
  • Cost neutral benefits from day one which can result in decreased ongoing costs going forward as landfill tax increases year on year
  • Interaction with tenants and their staff

Peter Matthews had the final word.  “ We asked Eco Food Recycling to increase our recycling figures ,which they did. We have had over 42 tonnes of food waste diverted from landfill  to date and our costs have not increased. I see this as an easy to implement  blueprint for other shopping centres around the UK to follow and would encourage others to follow suit.”


Food waste collections on the agenda at Stonehenge

Sarsen Trail competitors heading for Stonehenge

Witshire Wildlife Trust chose Eco Food Recycling to handle their food waste when they held the Sarsen Trail event, a 26 mile route from Avebury to Stonehenge.

In excess of 2,500 people either ran, walked or biked along the route this weekend ( Sunday May 1st ) and the environment was high on the agenda for the WWT as they enrolled food waste collection and recycling specialists Eco Food Recycling to collect strategically placed food waste bins along the route.

Events of this nature are handled by the Ringwood based food waste collection experts on a regular basis and they are used to the demands that high spectator and participant events produce. Food waste in abundance needs to be recycled and Eco Food Recyling currently have this waste stream disposed of at a local IVC ( in vessel composting ) facility.

Food waste bins can be supplied and collected at times to fit in with any organisation and advice given as to what waste can be placed within the bins.

Eco Food Recycling currently offer a food waste collection and recycling service in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Somerset, Avon and Bristol whereby all food waste collected is 100 % recycled.


Eco Food Recycling take delivery on new food waste vehicle

Eco Food Recycling have taken delivery of a new vehicle to add to their fleet. The new NTM 7.5 tonne vehicle was delivered in response to an ever growing order book of food waste collections within their area.

The Ringwood based specialist food waste collection and recycling company have revised their projections for 2011 food waste collections due to increased business and expansion of their customer base within the hotel and restaurant sector.

Food waste collection and recycling is a very hot topic at present and Eco Food Recycling, the leading independant food waste collection company in the south, are being inundated with requests for the collection and disposal of commercial food waste from all parts of the country.

Through their extensive partners around the country Eco Food Recycling are able to offer a national food waste collection and recycling service to businesses of all sizes.


Food waste recycling in the New Forest on the increase with Eco Food Recycling

An interested visitor in the New Forest eyeing one of the Eco Food Recycling collection vehicles

View of the Glasshouse Restaurant, New Forest Lodge Hotel

Eco Food Recycling the Ringwood based food waste collection and recycling company have expanded their food waste collection round in the New Forest area after increased demand from Hotels and Restaurants in the vicinity.

Although the area is not densley populated it still has a vast amount of Hotels and Restaurants because of the attraction of the New Forest to tourists especially during the summer months.

These establishments will all require food waste collections and Eco Food Recycling are the only company to be offering this service whereby the food waste is 100 % recycled.

For example the entire New Forest Hotel Group are having their food waste collected by Eco Food Recycling with startling results. The New Forest Lodge in Lyndhurst underwent a three month trial on having their food waste collected and recycled before a further Lyndhurst Hotel was added along with Burley and Beaulieu Hotels and the Group’s pub The Drift Inn.

As a result of the success of this forward thinking Hotel Group another leading New Forest Hotel,Pub and Restaurant is about to commence the food waste collection with Eco Food Recycling.

The disposal of the commercial food waste takes place at an IVC ( in vessel composting ) facility near Bournemouth Airport where the food waste collected is 100 % recycled.

Eco Food Recycling offer a food waste collection and recycling service to Pubs, Hotels and Restaurants in the New Forest area along with Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Somerset and Avon.


Catering food waste destined to be recycled in the future

Food waste from the catering and hospitality sector

Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State DEFRA

Catering food waste has been sent via general waste bins to landfill for many years but this is sure to change if a landfill ban for food waste is mentioned in the Governments waste review strategy next month.

With the options for catering food waste to go to either anaerobic digestion plants or in vessel composting facilities around the UK increasing then there is no reason why the food waste coming from the catering and hospitality sector should continue to go to landfill.

Catering establishments encompass many forms of food production, and consequently food waste, and although margins within this industry are very tight the difference betwen sending food waste to landfill or having the food waste fully recycled are virtually “cost neutral”. This is mainly because of the rise in landfill tax that is due to increase again on 1st April as it is set at £56 per tonne.

With the landfill tax rising again over the next few years the difference between recycled food waste and food waste going to landfill will mean that catering food waste will be diverted from landfill once and for all, which is exactly what the Government are hoping for.

Eco Food Recycling, the leading independant food waste collection and recycling company in the South of England, offer a food waste collection and recycling service to the catering industry in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Somerset and Avon whereby all food waste collected is 100 % recycled.


Big push for food waste collections and recycling

Castlepoint Shopping Park in Bournemouth, one of the many clients that have accurate bin weight figures provided by Eco Food Recycling

With the landfill tax increase only weeks away their is a concerted effort from all of the major waste carriers namely Biffa, Sita and Veolia to increase food waste collections and to have them recycled as opposed to being sent to landfill.

Food waste is the heaviest waste stream left in the general waste bin and the impending landfill tax rise to £56 per tonne on April 1st is creating a demand for collections nationally.Most Hotels, Restaurants and Pubs are already recycling the majority of their waste including glass, cardboard/paper and plastics so it is no surprise that they are keen to have their food waste recycled.

Southern based Eco Food Recycling the specialist food waste collection and recycling company have noticed a big increase in leads as the build up to April 1st and the landfill tax increase looms.

The company that has been collecting food waste nationally are the leading independant food waste collection and recycling company in the south and are adding to their impressive list of clients by the day as well as being used by the “big three” waste carriers as a sub contractor because of their expertise in a specialist market and their desire to divert food waste away from landfill.

Eco Food Recycling offer a food waste collection and recycling service to customers of all sizes in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Somerset and Avon whereby all of the food waste is 100% recycled and taken to a local IVC ( in vessel composting ) facility nearby.As an addition to the food waste collection side of the business the company are also large suppliers of bio-degradeable food waste bags that are fully compostable as well as supplying external 240 ltr food waste bins and 23 ltr internal kitchen caddies especially designed for food waste with clip lock lids.

Eco Food Recycling also offer a national brokerage service for food waste collection and recycling through their range of partners that will collect food waste on their behalf. All associate partners are checked thoroughly and are registered waste carriers in their own right.

Any enquiries for nationwide food waste collections can be sent to the brokerage team at sales@ecofoodrecycling.co.uk


Hotels, Restaurants and Pubs increase food waste collection and recycling as landfill tax rise looms

Whitbread operate food waste recyling

Hotel du Vin, Winchester operate food waste recycling

All of the major waste carriers are looking to take the weight away from the general waste bins of their clients by having food waste collections and recycling the waste stream as opposed to landfill.

Hotels, restaurants and pubs are big producers of food waste and are some of the main clients of the large waste companies and are now prime targets to have their food waste collected and recycled.

With upto 80 % of the weight in a 1100 Euro bin being food waste it is no surprise that they want to reduce the weight especially with the landfill tax due to rise to £56 per tonne on April 1st.

Specialist food waste collection and recycling company Eco Food Recycling are also finding that many of their clients are totally surprised as to how much weight was previously being sent to landfill. By offering a monthly report detailing the exact weights collected they can actually see their landfill diversion figures.This information can then be used to reduce the amount of food waste that is being produced and reduce costs.

Eco Food Recycling offer a food waste collection and recycling service to businesses of all sizes in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Somerset and Avon whereby all food waste collected is 100 % recycled.


Food waste collections and recycling to benefit as landfill tax rises

One of the vehicle's from the Eco Food Recycling fleet

Food waste at landfill

With landfill tax rising to £56 per tonne on April 1st, and  more increases due in subsequent years, the cost of recycling food waste will become cheaper year by year for any food waste producers.

Food waste collections have always deemed to be expensive when compared with general waste collections destined for landfill sites but specialist food waste collection companies such as Eco Food Recycling, the leading independant food waste collection and recycling company in the south, are reaping the benefit of the government increases in landfill tax.

Of course this was always the intention by not only our current coalition government but by its predecessors beforehand as taxing businesses as a preventative measure to landfill seems to be working.

With commercial food waste collection and recycling still an untapped market, mainly because the landfill option was always cheaper, and there not being enough reputable food waste carriers the specialised food waste collection companies such as Eco Food Recycling are in great demand.

The hospitality industry in particular, which includes restaurants and hotels in abundance , are all looking to increase their recycling rates.With cardboard/paper, glass and plastics already being recycled the addition of food waste to their recycling regime means that very little is left to go into general waste and ultimately landfill, which means that not only are they helping the environment but more importantly there is virtually a “cost neutral” factor to recycling food waste.

Eco Food Recycling offer a commercial food waste collection and recycling service in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Somerset and Avon whereby all food waste collected is 100 % recycled at a local IVC ( in vessel composting ) facilty.


Food waste recycling to increase as landfill tax rises

Food waste at landfill

Food waste collection and recycling services are due to attract increased interest from businesses as landfill tax rises come into effect in April.

The commercial sector has, for a long time, just dumped food waste into general waste bins destined for landfill but as the rate of landfill tax rises each year the “cost neutral” factor is coming into effect as food waste collection and recycling not only offers a more environmentally friendly option to landfill but also a cost effective solution.

Companies such as Eco Food Recycling the leading independant food waste collection and recycling company on the south coast are finding that enquires are coming in from all food producers including schools/colleges/universities,hotels,pubs,restaurants,care homes,food producing companies,sporting venues, shopping centres,leisure and theme parks along with company canteens as they look for a fully recyclable solution for food waste.

They are all facing rises in their waste collection charges as the new increased landfill tax rises take effect in April and the cost of sending waste to landfill increases and are looking for an alternative.

Many companies are now realising that the cost of recycling food waste is now not prohibitive and is virtually “cost neutral” compared with a non-recyclable option such as landfill. Resposible businesses will have an environmental policy in place and are looking to encourage recycling with their different waste streams providing it is financially viable.

Eco Food Recycling offer a food waste collection and recycling service in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Somerset and Avon.


Business food waste collections increase in southern counties

Food waste from the commercial sector

Commercial food waste collections are on the increase because of the efforts of Ringwood based company Eco Food Recycling.

With legislation looming preventing food waste being sent to landfill the entrepeneural skills of two ex international sportsmen have given businesses the opportunity to have their food waste collected and recycled.

Both Andy Jones and Simon Heaps both played their respective sports at the very highest level. The former was a Welsh international footballer and his co-director was previously an English international table tennis player.

Both have adapted to the waste industry very well and have formed a company that is now the leading independant carrier of food waste in the southern counties of the country. Food waste is collected from businesses of all sizes and is 100 % recycled at a local IVC (in vessel composting ) facility nearby.

Their fleet of vehicles is collecting from different sectors including Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs, Hospitals, Schools and Universities, Shopping Centres, Leisure and Theme Parks, Food Producers, Company Canteens and Care Homes.

All of these establishments produce food waste of different volumes and although most businesses make their money by collecting waste by quantity the Dorset company actually encourage their clients to produce less food waste and ultimately save money.

This is done by their food waste management reporting where they give their clients accurate weight statistics of the food waste produced and collected.This data is then used by the customer to actually reduce the waste stream and make a reduction on their waste disposal costs.

Generally companies are very surprised as to how much food waste is produced and then collected by Eco Food Recycling but once they have the hard facts they can then set about into trying to reduce their food wastage.

Food waste can be from food preparation, plate scrapings and over purchase and out of date foodstuffs.All of these are classified as Cat 3 food waste and can be collected and recycled by Eco Food Recycling.

Eco Food Recycling offder a food waste collection and recycling service in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Somerset and Avon whereby all food waste collected is 100 % recycled.

Eco Food Recycling are also able to advise and arrange food waste collections nationally through their extensive partnerships that they have throughout the UK.


Hotel du Vin commence food waste recycling with Eco Food Recycling

Fine dining at the Hotel du Vin, Winchester

Hotel du Vin, Winchester

Hotel du Vin, Winchester are about to commence food waste recycling in an effort to reduce the amount of waste that is going to landfill and increase their “green credentials” within their group.

In conjunction with their waste management company , 1st Waste Management Consultants from Bournemouth and Eco Food Recycling the largest independant specialised food waste collection and recycling company in the south, they will be starting food waste recycling from 1st March.

The very first Hotel du Vin is housed in the fine architecture of one of central Winchester’s most important Georgian buildings dating back to 1715. The smallest hotel within the group, with 24 bedrooms, enjoys an intimate ambience in the cosy bistro, Champagne bar, and delightful walled garden.

Food waste will be collected from the hotel using special bio-degradeable food waste bags by Eco Food Recycling and taken to an IVC (in vessel composting) facility in the vicinity where it will be turned into compost over a prolongued 12/14 week period. Previously the food waste collected would have gone into the general waste bins at the Hotel and taken to a nearby landfill site.

Eco Food Recycling will be providing exact figures for the Hotel and 1st Waste Management Consultants as to how much food waste has been diverted from landfill.

The Hotel and Bistro are regarded as Winchester’s finest and are in high demand because of the standards that are set.

Open seven days a week, and under the tutelage of head chef, Adam Fargin Bistro du Vin is at the heart of the hotel, a classic, French styled, elegant and informal setting for lunch, dinner, to meet, celebrate or simply pass the time. You can dine on the finest produce that Hampshire has to offer from local heroes such as the family run Green Field Pork, Blackmore Game and The Real Jam and Chutney Company. These are only a handful of the many legendary suppliers they are honoured to include within their Homegrown & Local philosophy.

Eco Food Recycling have been introduced to the Hotel group because of their expertise within the food waste collection sector and there values of 100 % recycling the food waste that is produced. This is yet another very high profile client that adds to the list of Shopping Centres, Theme and Leisure Parks, Hospitals, Hotels, Restaurants, Universities and Schools, Corporate Companies and Food Producers that they service of all sizes.

Eco Food Recycling offer a food waste collection and recycling service to Hotels in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex and Avon whereby all commercial food waste collected is 100 % recycled.



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