We Take Waste from Everyone
At the Holsworthy Biogas Plant, we process around 1,300 tonnes of food waste and effluents per week. This waste comes from local authorities, industrial food manufacturers and processors, bakeries, fish wholesalers, pubs, restaurants, abattoirs – from practically any business or enterprise that generates food waste.
The site is licensed by DEFRA to treat category 3 animal by-products, which covers raw and cooked meat waste, canteen waste, household food waste, and blood from healthy animals.
We offer a collection service to all sizes of business, some generating up to 100 tonnes a week of waste, others generating as little as 300kgs. The methods of storing and transportation vary according to the size and needs of our customers, and include bulk trailers, tankers, curtain-siders, skips, and pallet boxes.
Large customers are predominantly serviced by the exchange of bulk trailers or skips. For smaller customers we use our own vehicle to collect food waste stored in pallet boxes on our customers’ sites. Bulk liquids are collected from holding tanks
Waste collections are made with the appropriate frequency to match the requirements of our clients, and vary from every day of the week to once a fortnight.
Processing of Packaged Food Waste
We have invested heavily in our depackaging operation, which allows us to take packaged food wastes from manufacturers, distributors, supermarkets and shops, and separate the food from the packaging for onward processing in the plant.
We analyse the waste before accepting it into the plant to assess its gas making potential and possible effect on the feedstock. We offer this service free of charge to potential clients if they are unsure on whether their waste stream is suitable.
Treatment costs vary according to the type of waste, its expected energy output, and the location of your business.
So whatever the size of your business, we can help you improve your green credentials, and your bottom line, by treating your waste in the most environmentally sustainable method.