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Kitchen Waste Management

Every commercial kitchen produces waste that must be recycled, can be hazardous, and should be stored safely before removal and disposal. Waste management in kitchens is important to ensure this happens, and that as much rubbish as possible you produce is disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

As an employer running a commercial kitchen, you have a legal duty of care to manage all waste types you generate suitably and sufficiently. Kitchen waste management is simple to implement and could save your business time, money, and resources – while also benefiting the environment with eco-friendly recycling.

At Business Waste, we can provide your catering and food business with a comprehensive kitchen waste disposal management system. This ensures your business gains the benefits associated with being green. Learn more about kitchen waste collection and get a free quote for kitchen waste removal by contacting us online or calling 0800 211 8390.

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Kitchen waste disposal

Effective kitchen waste disposal is important for any restaurant, hotel, café, or business with a commercial kitchen. This ensures all rubbish is disposed of safely, legally, and in a way that avoids harming human health or the environment. As commercial kitchens produce a variety of waste, it requires different storage and disposal methods.

Kitchen food waste is the main type produced by such businesses, which has many regulations surrounding its storage and disposal – because raw meats, fish and eggs cannot be landfilled. Instead, anaerobic digestion is the preferred disposal method for kitchen food waste. Another method of kitchen waste disposal is composting with organic materials sent to industrial composting sites.

We’re committed to reducing the unnecessary waste of resources that end up going to landfill. This damages the environment and costs businesses thousands due to the increasing landfill tax. Recycling your food waste and other recyclable kitchen waste can save your business money and improve your environmental image.

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How to dispose of 
kitchen waste

A few common examples of methods for the disposal of kitchen waste include:

  • Kitchen food waste – anaerobic digestion breaks down waste food to create biogas for generating renewable energy, and biofertiliser.
  • Oil waste – edible oil can be dewatered, filtered, and distilled to create eco-friendly biodiesel.
  • Liquid waste – dewatering, sedimentation, incineration, composting, and solidification are some liquid waste disposal methods.
  • Dry mixed recycling – clean and dry cardboard, paper, plastic, and some metals can be recycled into new materials.
  • General waste – incineration of general waste can convert it into refuse-derived fuel as an alternative to fossil fuels.

Commercial kitchen 
waste bins

We can provide free kitchen waste bins for your business to fill, then you pay for collection. This helps implement a fully efficient and comprehensive kitchen waste management system. Once your kitchen bins are full, we’ll collect and recycle your waste, providing peace of mind that your kitchen waste is disposed of in a safe and appropriate manner.

From commercial kitchen food waste bins to those suitable for storing carboard and plastic packaging, there’s a wide range of kitchen bins available for any business. Find a kitchen bin in the size you need to suit both little and large organisations.

Explore some popular kitchen waste bins for all types of commercial waste.

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  • 120L wheelie bin

    This small kitchen waste bin can be used to hold just food waste or glass waste, as well as recyclables.

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  • 240L wheelie bin

    For purely food waste or glass recycling, this is the largest kitchen bin available, which can also store recyclable waste.

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  • 1100L wheelie bin

    Ideal for high volumes of general waste or dry mixed recycling (including carboard, paper, and packaging waste).

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Kitchen waste 

Regular kitchen waste collection helps keep your premises clean, clear, and hygienic with the consistent removal of food waste. We provide collection services for businesses anywhere in the UK. From coastal hotels to downtown restaurants, wherever your business is and whatever its size, we can help improve your kitchen waste management.

Select the types, sizes, and number of kitchen waste bins you need, and we’ll deliver bins for free to your organisation – you simply pay for kitchen waste collection. Once they’re full with the correct type of rubbish and within any weight limits, our licensed waste carriers will collect and transport them to a nearby facility for disposal.

Simply place the bins in the agreed pickup point ahead of the collection time for smooth kitchen waste removal for your organisation. Enjoy effortless management of your commercial waste.

Arrange commercial kitchen waste collection on a daily, weekly, or fortnightly basis. We appreciate that business needs can change throughout the seasons, which is why we’re flexible. You can get one or more of the same or different commercial kitchen bins delivered at the same time, for services tailored to your needs.

Get a free quote for collection and disposal of kitchen waste for your business anywhere in the UK today. Speak to one of our friendly and expert team with any questions you’ve got about commercial kitchen waste management – contact us online or call 0800 211 8390.

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How does kitchen 
waste collection work?

  1. Select your free bins

    It’s quick and easy to organise commercial waste collection for your business.

    Simply start by telling us the:

    • Type of waste you need removing
    • Size of bins you require
    • Number of bins you want

    We’ll provide you with a free quote.

  2. Arrange delivery

    When you’re happy with the type, number, and size of free bins, tell us when you need your bins delivering.

    Let us know about any access issues where you want the bins delivering – such as locked gates, access codes and times. We’ll get you up and running in no time.

  3. Fill up your bin

    After the free bins arrive at your chosen location, fill them up with the agreed waste type.

    Make sure you remain within any weight limits for the specific waste type and bin size.

  4. Get your business waste collected

    We’ll arrange waste collection at a time and frequency to suit you and the amount of waste you have.

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What is 
kitchen waste?

Kitchen waste is any kind of rubbish produced during your commercial kitchen activities – such as preparing food, cleaning plates and equipment, and dealing with customers’ leftovers. Food waste is the main type of kitchen waste, but other products and materials also make up such waste, including packaging, equipment, and more.

Some of the most common kitchen waste types and examples include:

  • Food waste – leftovers from customers, inedible foodstuffs, and waste ingredients.
  • Plastic recycling – food packaging, which may be recyclable.
  • Glass waste – used bottles and jars that held liquids and ingredients.
  • Cardboard – packaging and cardboard boxes for food items.
  • Knives – broken and damaged knives and other dangerous items.
  • Chemical waste – commercial kitchen cleaning products and containers.
  • Liquid waste – wastewater from kitchen sinks, oils, and liquid foodstuffs.
  • WEEE waste – broken and damaged kitchen electrical equipment.
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Who needs commercial 
kitchen waste collection?

Any business that has a working kitchen on its premises needs proper waste collection and disposal. This could be a kitchen used to prepare meals for customers, such as in a restaurant or hotel, or a canteen that supplies staff in a retail business, or pupils at a school.

Regular and reliable kitchen waste removal is vital to ensure they all operate safely and legally. These organisations may generate slightly different types of kitchen waste, but they must still have the right bins for storage, removal, and disposal of any commercial kitchen waste.

Some of the main workplaces that require commercial kitchen waste collections include:

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Kitchen waste

  • KITCHEN How do commercial kitchens manage waste?

    Waste management in a commercial kitchen is vital to reduce waste produced. There are a few things commercial kitchens can do to better manage and cut waste:

    • Measure your waste to highlight key areas and adjust ordering levels.
    • Regularly rotate stock so items and ingredients stay in date.
    • Compost food waste where possible to avoid adding to landfill.
    • Recycle as much packaging waste from your commercial kitchen.
    • Educate your kitchen staff in good waste management policies.
  • KITCHEN How much food do commercial kitchens waste?

    There are two types of commercial kitchen waste – that leftover from customers and food waste from the preparation. Sadly, around 10% of food is wasted during the preparation period. This includes items like raw foods, including meats, fruit, and vegetables. It’s usually wasted due to being dropped, spilled, or improperly prepared so it’s inedible.

  • KITCHEN Why do kitchens waste so much food?

    Some of the main reasons why commercial kitchens waste so much food include:

    • Improper preparation of dishes.
    • Overproduction of food items that can’t be stored.
    • Ineffective food storage, meaning ingredients go off.
    • Poor employee training (leading to improper food preparation).
    • No access to food composting or recycling.

    Even if your kitchen wastes food, you can still ensure it doesn’t go to landfill by arranging collection and disposal with Business Waste. Contact us today for a free collection quote.

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  • Free quote within 1 hr
  • Any type of kitchen waste
  • FREE bins and delivery
  • We cover all of the UK