Can I save money - SME food waste recycling guidance

Food waste recycling for your business

Recycling your food waste is easier than you think!

Can I save money?

A food waste recycling service doesn’t need to increase your overall waste costs and may even save your business money!

Although adding a new collection service will always incur a charge (due to the costs involved in collecting and treating the waste) you can make the cost of recycling your food waste affordable by reviewing your existing waste management arrangements. Here's how:

  • Recycle as much of your packaging and bottle waste as possible to reduce the amount of rubbish you need collecting.
  • Less rubbish means you could reduce the number or size of rubbish bins you pay to have collected (or you could have less frequent collections).
  • You should then be able to renegotiate lower waste charges (because recycling collections are usually cheaper than rubbish collections).
  • Savings made can then be used to offset the cost of your new food waste collection.