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TOPIC: Waste digestion units-Diverting food waste from landfill

Waste digestion units-Diverting food waste from landfill 9 months, 3 weeks ago #1

Hi there,

Has any one any experience of using a food waste digestion unit for their food waste?
I'm thinking unit's like Goh Bio, where the food waste enters a unit and is digested by enzymes leaving only grey water which can be discharged directly to a sewer system without the need for a discharge consent?
We're very interested in installing/trialling something along these lines but the capital required for a potentially new technology is something we are having difficultly negotiating. We've got a great waste management contractor and they are able to divert a huge percentage of our waste from landfill but food waste is still a sticking point for us and obviously it's a large emitter of Carbon when sent to landfill.

Any thoughts are much appreciated.


Re: Waste digestion units-Diverting food waste from landfill 2 months ago #2

Hi Claire,

We do not have a waste digestion unit, but the food could be used for composting and naural fertilisers either by yourselves or offered to a local company looking for local food waste for that purpose.

We do have a drain treatment which will breakdown grease, fats, proteins, cellulose and starches which are normally difficult to eliminate and clog waste disposal systems, this would be suitable for use in kitchen sinks, dishwash areas and grease traps.

This would reduce the waste which needs specialist disposal as the enzymes breakdown the waste to air and water which require no disposal, it also greatly reduces grease blockages and odours.

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