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Food Waste Management Southport

Think you cannot predict when you will need food waste collection services? We can make that possible for you. We have over thirty years providing waste management solutions in all of Southport and the surrounding areas. We’ll help you sort out your food waste and provide you with excellent customer service. We’ll also provide you with free bins, deliver them to you for free and also provide you with a waste audit that will be an indicator of how much food waste your company is producing which will also give you an idea of how much food waste collection you need. You can contact us on 01704 360 170.

What is Food Waste?

Food waste isn’t merely a financial problem. Food waste has a negative impact on the environment. It occurs at every level of the food production process, from farms to food processing plants to supermarkets. Food waste is a complex issue that has attracted the attention of scientists, consumers, and government agencies alike in recent years. The paradox that a third of all food produced ends up as waste has been dubbed a worldwide problem, despite the fact that agriculture is prioritized to increase food security.

The term ‘food waste’ also refers to food waste or losses from industrial production, distribution, and consumption.

Food Waste Recycling Southport

It is easier to reduce food waste if it is prevented from occurring in the first place. It may not always be possible for all our produce to be consumed, but food waste can be turned into useful resources such as fertilizer, electricity, building materials, and medications. Food waste recycling often happens through anaerobic digestion. It could also be broken down to create compost.

Anaerobic Digestion

A bioreactor is a device that uses microbes to break down organic matter in the absence of oxygen, such as animal dung, wastewater biosolids, and food wastes. As biogas is generated by the process of anaerobic digestion inside a closed vessel known as a reactor, it can be designed and built to accommodate different site and feedstock conditions. During the AD process, waste is digested (broken down) in these reactors, which produce biogas and digestate (soil and liquid waste end-products).

In-Vessel Composting For Food Waste

The process of making compost from food waste. In-vessel composting (IVC) is a process for treating food-and-garden waste together. These systems control and monitor the temperature in the composting area, which allows for precise composting. Before the compost is screened for use, it goes through three phases in a vessel.

To begin, any contamination such as plastic bags or metal cans is removed before the material is shredded to a consistent size and fed into the first ‘barrier,’ which may be a bay, tunnel, or other structure depending on the technique utilised. Natural microorganisms already present in the waste help to kickstart the composting process. They decompose the material, releasing nutrients and raising the temperature to the 60-70oC required to destroy diseases and weed seeds.

The second stage is usually completed in seven days to three weeks. A two-step process ensures that all portions of the composting mass reach the correct temperature. Composting materials undergo a thorough sanitizing process that monitors oxygen, moisture, and temperature at each stage. In order to stabilise the compost and complete the process, it must spend 10-14 weeks in an open window or enclosed area following the sanitisation process.

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