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Food Recycling

Food Recycling

Ellgia provides an innovative food waste recycling service to help their customers divert further waste away from landfill.

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 sends all food waste to a local anaerobic digestion plant, where it is then broken down to produce biogas and bio-fertiliser.
*Waste & Resources Action Programme

Accepted Materials: scraps, packaged food, sandwiches, meat, vegetable peelings, confectionery and out-of-date products.

Container Options: We can collect your food waste in a number of different container options. As part of our innovative services we have invested in various different styles of containers, from sealed and covered skips to specifically designed wheelie bins to help smaller producers collect food waste. Our food recycling wheelie bins have rounded bottoms so that food waste doesn’t stick, and replacement liners that are provided on collection to keep the bins clean. Collections will take place weekly, food and packaging will be accepted 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 our experienced team on 01223 322799 or email us on

Ellgia can collect your food recycling in a number of different container options and these are sizes available.

120 litre 0.95 metre 0.70 metre 0.58 metre 2 bags