Organics, such as food waste recycling, cooking oil etc. can be treated using a variety of different methods, depending on which is the most sustainable and appropriate method in terms of locality and requirements.
Once the organic waste is segregated on site, it is collected by Cawleys in a specialist vehicle to be delivered to one of the following treatment plants:
- Anaerobic Digestion is a process of pasteurisation where food waste is converted to a liquid digestate, an excellent soil fertiliser and conditioner, and the methane used to generate electricity.
- In-Vessel Composting involves food waste being composted in metal tanks or concrete bunkers in which air flow and temperature can be controlled. The air circulation is metered in via buried tubes that allow fresh air to be injected under pressure. This produces compost which can be used as fertiliser on the land.
- Rendering Plants is a recycling process used for animal by products, where waste animal tissue is converted into more useful materials e.g. purified fats like lard or tallow.
RECORD FIFTH WIN IN A ROW FOR 'BEST FOOD WASTE RECYCLING'
For the fifth year running we have we scooped the top prize in the Organics Recycling Group (ORG) award scheme, this year for work with the innovative Fresh Olive Company, the UK’s leading supplier of Mediterranean products to retailers, delicatessens, food manufacturers and high end restaurants and cafes. The award is for ‘Best Food Waste Recycling.’