Food waste is one of the heaviest forms of waste that can be found in a general waste bin. Extracting this valuable organic waste from the general waste stream reduces the overall weight of the general waste stream, which saves money and allows us to recover the potential of the material through anaerobic/aerobic digestion. Food waste is collected from the following locations on campus:
- staff kitchens
- residential kitchens
- catering outlets
On average we are sending 41 tonnes of food waste to an anaerobic digester each year.