Food Waste and the Law

At present there is no legislation in place for businesses to recycle their food waste but it is anticipated that it will be forthcoming.

In October 2007, an amendment to the Landfill Directive came in to force requiring businesses in England and Wales to pre-treat all waste before sending to landfill.

Kitchen Waste

This can be done by sorting and segregating waste and appointing a licensed waste carrier to recycle, recover or compost at least part of the waste produced.

Companies and small businesses that break the law are liable to fines from the Environment Agency.

Many large companies are already looking at the moral and environmental issues concerning the current handling of their food waste. Many already work with specialised food waste recycling companies, such as Cannington Waste Management Services.

The cost of effectively and legally managing your waste isn’t as high as you might think. Contact us today to see how we can help your business fulfil its corporate social responsibilities and promote the safe and environmentally friendly recycling of your food waste.

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