Food Waste Collections

Commercial Food Waste BinBusiness food waste doesn’t need to go to landfill, and it is far better for both the environment and your finances if it doesn’t. If sent to landfill, food waste produces a level of methane as it breaks down which is 22 times more damaging to the environment than CO2. Food waste also produces a liquid called leachate when in landfill, which can contaminate the UK’s water supplies.

We collect commercial food waste across: Bradford, Castleford, Doncaster, Harrogate, Ilkley, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Selby, Tadcaster, Wakefield, York & everywhere else inbetween.

What foods can Forge recycle?

You’ll be surprised at what foods can be recycled! Many mistakenly believe it is only raw fruit and vegetables, however we can collect and recycle all of the below from your premises, leaving you with a much lighter general waste bin:

  • Meat and fish – raw and cooked, including bones
  • All dairy products, such as eggs and cheese
  • Raw and cooked vegetables and fruit
  • Bread, cakes and pastries
  • Rice, pasta and beans
  • Leftover food from plates and dishes
  • Tea leaves and bags, and coffee grounds

Contact us today to organise food waste collections

The benefits of food waste recycling

The benefits of recycling your business food waste and diverting it from landfill are huge to the environment and your business. These benefits include:

  • Cutting the amount of methane and toxic leachate entering the environment
  • Avoiding expensive Landfill Tax by diverting your food waste elsewhere
  • Cleaner and lighter general waste containers, therefore lowering costs for you
  • Getting ahead of anticipated new Food Waste regulations
  • Generating renewable energy, making the recycling process even better than CO2 neutral
  • Reducing your business carbon footprint
  • Moving your business towards being 'Zero Waste to Landfill'

How we collect your food waste

We use 240 litre bins for food waste collection, which are emptied weekly, ensuring food does not sit on site for long periods of time. We can also supply you with kitchen caddies and regular bin washes, to make your food waste collection hassle-free.

Energy from food waste

The food waste we collect is converted into renewable energy, which then powers electrical items country-wide. Here are a few interesting facts regarding how much food waste it takes to power items in the home or work environment:

  • 32 recycled banana peels can power a home for one hour
  • 22 recycled teabags can power a vacuum cleaner for 10 minutes
  • A kitchen caddy full of food waste could produce enough energy to power a fridge for 18 hours

Do you want to save your business money on your waste collections? Would you like to send less waste to landfill? Get in touch with Forge Waste & Recycling today for a free, no obligation business waste audit.

Simply fill out the form below & we will get back to you with a quote

Collection from

House

Flat

Office

Garden

Shop

Restaurant

Waste amount

Unsure

1/4 Truck (Midi Skip)

1/2 Truck (Maxi Skip)

3/4 Truck (Jumbo Skip)

Full Truck (2 x Maxi Skip)

Multiple Loads

Type of waste

General (Bagged)

General (Loose)

House Clearance (Furniture etc.)

Builders Waste

Wood

Metal

Garden Waste

Personal Information

Extra Information

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Service (tick relevant boxes)

Wheelie Bins

Trade Sacks

Rollon-off

Site Clearance

Frequency (tick relevant boxes)

Weekly

Multiple lifts / week

Fortnightly

On Request

Waste Type (tick relevant boxes)

General Waste

Mixed Recycling

Glass

Food

Other

Container Size (tick relevant boxes)

1100 Litre

660 Litre

360 Litre

240 Litre

40 Yd Rollon-off

20 Yd Rollon-off

35 Yd Compactor

Site Clearance

Personal Information

Business Information

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Skip Size

MIDI - 4 yards (40-45 bags)

Maxi - 8 yards (80-90 bags)

Jumbo - 14 yards (100-200 bags)

Other

Location

On Road

Off Road

Type of waste

General (Bagged)

General (Loose)

House Clearance (Furniture etc.)

Builders Waste

Wood

Metal

Garden Waste

Personal Information

Extra Information