Food Waste

From hospitality to leisure, retail to corporate offices, food waste can be an unnecessary burden across many different sectors - because there’s lots of it. With millions of pounds of food waste disposed of in the UK every year, Zest Recycle is here to help all types of companies manage their food waste in a more efficient and sustainable way.

Zest Recycle
Zest Recycle

Business Food Waste Recycling & Management

We can provide a range of containers for commercial food waste storage, from 120 to 360 litre containers for external food storage to a range of internal caddies and containers for kitchens, canteens and food prep areas.

We also work with partners to provide equipment directly to sites where food waste volumes are high, minimising the volume leaving sites or producing a by-product which can be used in grounds maintenance on larger sites.

We will recommend the most appropriate solution depending on your individual needs and will ensure your commercial and business food waste collections are optimised, so you receive a hygienic and cost-effective service. All food waste containers are exchanged on collection and returned to an appropriate treatment facility.

Once at the facility, your commercial food waste will be treated using anaerobic digestion, a sustainable treatment process which breaks down the organic material into biogas and biofertilisers, providing you with the most sustainable solution for your food waste.

Based in Essex, Zest Recycle provide a nationwide service. helping businesses throughout London and all major towns and cities throughout the UK with food waste recycling solutions. We take the time to get to know your business intimately, ensuring that we can create the perfect strategy for you. Interested? Get in touch today.

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The Food Waste Journey


Food waste is placed into wheelie bins ready for collection and treatment


Wheelie bins are either exchanged or emptied by an approved food waste collection partner


Food waste is returned to an approved Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Facility and treated to break down the organic material


Renewable energy and biofertilizers are generated from the process

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Why Choose Zest?

Exceptional service

From the Zest Recycle customer services and account management teams, to our network of supply chain partners, carefully selected to meet our clients' individual needs, we are passionate about delivering the highest level of service at all times.

Lower costs

We work with our clients to streamline processes and optimise collections, cutting waste in every sense and ensuring maximum value is achieved from your recycling and waste resources.

Full compliance

We ensure that you are aware of the latest legislation, advise you on all aspects of compliance and help you implement best practices that ensure you are managing your waste responsibly and compliantly.

Environmentally friendly

Sustainability is the foundation of everything we do. We utilise SME contractors from local communities, helping to reduce carbon and supporting local businesses. We work collaboratively with our clients to make more sustainable waste choices.

? Did you know...

Where recyclable materials, such as cardboard, paper, and plastics are produced in high volume, it is possible to generate a healthy rebate for your business?

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