Tips to help you manage your waste more effectively - SME food waste recycling guidance

Food waste recycling for your business

Recycling your food waste is easier than you think!

Tips to help you manage your waste more effectively

  • Check whether your rubbish bins are nearly full by collection day; if not you may be able to save money by having a less frequent collection or fewer rubbish bins.
  • Have a look in your rubbish bin and see what materials you are throwing away most of.
    • If you already have a recycling collection for these materials, make sure that staff are clear on what materials can and can't go in the recycling bin so that you can recycle as much as possible.
    • If you don't already have a recycling collection for these materials, check with your waste service provider or local authority to find out what can be recycled in your area.
  • Make sure that the items you order come in re-usable, or recyclable packaging, otherwise you will end up paying to dispose of it.
  • Charges are generally based on how many bins you need collecting, so flatten cardboard and other bulky items to make the most efficient use of space in your recycling bins.