Food Waste

Recycled via: Green food caddy or communal food bins  (collected weekly - View Bin Calendar)

Food waste is taken to an Anaerobic Digestion plant.

  • This waste is retained in an enclosed unit know as a fermenter where the food waste breaks down. 
  • The breakdown of the organic material (an anaerobic digestion process) produces biogas.  The biogas produces fuel for the onsite combined heat and power system.  The electricity generated goes to the national grid and the heat recovered is used for the digesters.
  • After this process the remaining digestate is composted and used by local farmers.

Did you know? 

Every day the equivalent of 20 million slices of bread are thrown away in UK homes! This could have fed breakfast to 10 million people. 

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