Food waste recycling

According to WRAP, 920,000 tonnes of food is thrown away every year by the hospitality and food service sector alone, costing £2.5 million and producing between 460,000 – 920,000 tonnes of CO2. With its commitment to recycling, Ellgia Recycling sends all food to a local anaerobic digestion plant, where food waste is then broken down to produce biogas and bio fertiliser.

In just one month, we collected 336.78 tonnes of food waste from existing customers, delivering a carbon saving against landfill of 30,000 kg. This food waste was used to generate 130,000 Kwhr, enough to power 35 houses, and enough fertiliser to produce crops to make 70,000 loaves of bread. 

As part of the our innovative services we have invested in various different styles of containers, from sealed and covered skips to specifically designed wheelie bins for smaller producers to collect food.  We have rounded bottoms on our food wheelie bins so that food doesn’t stick, and replacement liners that are provided on collection to keep the bins clean. Collections will take place weekly, and will take food and packaging, including fruit and vegetables, meat and fish (uncooked and cooked), packaged food, canned food, bakery waste, canteen waste and kitchen scraps.    

If you are interested in our food recycling service or you would like to discuss in more detail how we could help your business recycle then please contact us on 01223 322799 or email us at

Acceptable Material –   Scraps, Packaged food, Sandwiches, Meat, Vegetable peelings,       Confectionary and out of date products

Ellgia Recycling can collect your Food waste in a number of different container options and this are the available size for smaller bin users 

Capacity Height Length Width Holds
120 Litre 0.95 Metre 0.70 Metre 0.58 Metre 2 bags
food waste recycling