Food Waste Disposal

For the large majority of businesses and organisations across the UK, food waste disposal is a significant concern. Whether it be a restaurant, a hotel or a business operating an in house canteen, food waste constitutes a large percentage of the waste that businesses and organisations across the UK dispose of. While businesses disposing of their food waste along with other general waste was once common practice, the situation has changed since 1 january 2014. Now, all businesses in Scotland which produce over 50kg of food waste are obligated to dispose of that waste separately, with the rest of the UK set to follow suit. Our team at Big Green can help businesses across the UK implement the necessary changes to ensure they comply fully with the most recent food waste disposal legislation.

The Waste (Scotland) 2012 regulations passed in 2012 introduced several changes to the way businesses and organisations in Scotland had to handle the waste they produced. One of the most significant, which came into force on 1 January 2014, was that businesses which produce more than 50kg of food waste per week had to separate this waste into a separate waste stream for separate collection. From 2016, businesses in Scotland which produce more than 5kg of food waste per week will be required to dispose of it separately.

Disposal of food waste

With the rest of the UK set to introduce similar legislation regarding the disposal of food waste, businesses need to work with a waste management partner that can trust to ensure they are kept up to date with the latest regulatory changes, ensuring they do not inadvertently contravene recently introduced waste legislation.

At Big Green, we work with businesses both in Scotland and across the rest of the UK to help them deal with all their food waste disposal needs.

Our professional waste management service can offer:

Consultancy on the latest regulatory changes and how they affect your business
Reliable and efficient food waste collections, based on pre-arranged schedules
Relevant paperwork handled to ensure you have all the documentation you legally require

As part of the food waste disposal service we offer, our experts can also help you dispose of cooking oils in an environmentally friendly manner. We can provide you with barrels for the hygienic and secure storage of your waste cooking oil, and we can collect your cooking oils and take them to be recycled, reducing the environmental impact of your business’s waste.

Food waste collection

The collection services we provide at Big Green will ensure that all you food waste is collected and disposed of in compliance with the latest UK regulations. We guarantee to all our clients that their waste will always be collected on time, in line with the pre-arranged schedules agreed. When you partner with Big Green, you can have complete confidence in the waste collection service you will receive, allowing you to concentrate on other areas of your business.
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