Anaerobic Digestion operator and food waste collection company Andigestion have been awarded a 12 month contract to collect food waste from schools across Gloucestershire by Gloucestershire County Council. The company operated a 6 month trial with 60 primary schools in the county between January and July and was hailed a success by schools with over 60 tonnes of food waste being diverted away from landfill.
All food waste that is collected is processed at a new, state of the art facility in Bishops Cleeve near Cheltenham, where it is de-packaged before being turned into Biogas and fertiliser which is used locally.
Andigestion have recently purchased its 2nd food waste collection vehicle and has plans to expand further with collections already operating throughout Worcestershire.
As well as schools, businesses are also being encouraged to change from the traditional land-filling of food waste and switch to the cheaper and environmentally friendly collections. Jason Ward, Commercial Manager at Andigestion said “Hotels, restaurants, pubs, care homes, hospitals, retailer and manufacturers are all producers of food waste and should consider the benefits of a dedicated food waste collection”