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Food Waste Recycling Wakefield

Recycling food is probably one of the best ways to practise sustainable living. Working with us will allow you to focus on your business without having to worry about the extra bits associated with waste management. We’ll provide you with swift and excellent customer service. On top of that, we’ll also offer you free bins and deliver them to you free of charge. As a business, you have a duty to ensure that your waste is handled properly so that it does not negatively impact the well being of the community as well as that of the environment, crops, and animals.

We are certified to manage all kinds of waste including food waste in the best way possible including recycling. Do not hesitate to call us today on 01924 637 410.  

What is Classified as Food Waste?

Food waste is any discarded food. Most times, this food is still digestible and does not need to be thrown away in bins. With that being said, some food waste is inevitable. But, it is what you do with it that matters. Examples of food waste include:

  • Bread
  • Milk
  • Eggshells
  • Fruit and vegetable peels
  • Meat
  • Fish

Some of the best ways to manage food waste instead of it landing in landfills are recycling and composting. But if you can, the easiest way is ensuring that there is very little food wastage through food waste reduction. Food waste does not only happen in restaurants and places that sell food. It also happens during food production stages such as food manufacturers and farms.

If you live in Wakefield and its surrounding areas, you are in luck. At Wakefield Waste we have been dealing with food waste in Wakefield and all of food waste for over 30 years.  Due to this extensive experience, we know the best practises required to manage food waste. We will also provide you with a waste transfer note and perform a waste audit for you to be able to keep track of the food waste your company produces.

How is Food Waste Recycled?

The first step would be collection. We will collect your food waste from your premises, whenever. We have a 24/7 collection policy which means whichever time suits you for collection, we will be there. Your waste will then be transported to recycling facilities where it will be recycled in oxygen free containers. This process is known as anaerobic digestion. This process allows for an extensive emission of methane which is then collected to create energy. This type of energy that is converted from food waste is known as renewable energy because organic material was used to generate it. 

The Importance of Food Recycling

As stated above, food recycling helps us create renewable energy. That, in turn, saves us more natural resources to use in future. When food is decomposing, it produces large amounts of methane, carbon dioxide and nitrogen. In uncontrolled conditions, these gases harm the ozone layer and result in unfavorable weather conditions otherwise known as greenhouse gases. Recycling helps us prevent this from happening while giving us more resources without depleting the natural resources. New and innovative methods of using food waste to promote sustainability are being researched. For example, scientists are busy trying to see if root vegetable fibres can be used to create super-strong concrete and surfboard wax.

Food recycling gives us electricity, biofuel for transportation as well as biofertilizer to produce more food.

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