From food waste to energy

When food is no longer palatable or your plate isn’t quite empty in a restaurant, then there are food leftovers, which should be utilized to the highest possible level. Food leftovers are accrued packed or unpacked, primarily as food and cut leftovers in gastronomy, as surplus or damaged goods in a shop or as waste in a producing business. Organic waste from private households is also included in this sector. By definition this does not come under “food leftovers“, but rather under “organic waste“ and is disposed of in Germany by the municipal disposal facilities.
The first points of contact for commercial producers of food waste are often Die Tafel or other organizations, which give food, that is still good but can no longer be sold, to the needy or social establishments. However in 2017, in German alone, according to estimates by the WWF approx. 18 million tons of food waste were accrued, of these approx. 60% from the commercial sector. An enormous amount. To retrieve as much as possible from this waste, we first have to collect separately at the point where it is discarded. This would generally take place in 120 or 240 liter containers. In rare cases there is also the option to use (Press) containers. The bins are collected in rotation, generally once a week, by a collection vehicle and exchanged for cleaned bins. Finally the food waste is brought for pre-treatment. Packed food in particular has to be separated from the packaging and chopped up. The next step is processing in biogas plants. At the plants a new product is made from the waste, i.e. gas, which is then used either as such or is processed further to electricity and heat.

Disposal of food and food waste

When food is no longer palatable or your plate isn’t quite empty in a restaurant, then there are food leftovers, which should be utilized to the highest possible level. Food leftovers are accrued packed or unpacked, primarily as food and cut leftovers in gastronomy, as surplus or damaged goods in a shop or as waste in a producing business. Organic waste from private households is also included in this sector. By definition this does not come under “food leftovers“, but rather under “organic waste“ and is disposed of in Germany by the municipal disposal facilities.

Acceptance catalogue for the disposal of food waste

From food waste to energy

The first points of contact for commercial producers of food waste are often Die Tafel or other organizations, which give food, that is still good but can no longer be sold, to the needy or social establishments. However in 2017, in German alone, according to estimates by the WWF approx. 18 million tons of food waste were accrued, of these approx. 60% from the commercial sector. An enormous amount. To retrieve as much as possible from this waste, we first have to collect separately at the point where it is discarded. This would generally take place in 120 or 240 liter containers. In rare cases there is also the option to use (Press) containers. The bins are collected in rotation, generally once a week, by a collection vehicle and exchanged for cleaned bins. Finally the food waste is brought for pre-treatment. Packed food in particular has to be separated from the packaging and chopped up. The next step is processing in biogas plants. At the plants a new product is made from the waste, i.e. gas, which is then used either as such or is processed further to electricity and heat.

Our services for you:

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Collection

Collection of green cuttings, garden, park and organic waste to different locations

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Logistics

Transport to the different compost plants (depending on the plant nearest your location)

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Processing

Processing of the collected des materials, generation of output materials (biogas, compost, etc.)

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Back to the loop

Return of compost to the material loop as a secondary raw material in high demand in many places

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In our online shop you can configure disposal in line with your needs and order directly with just a few clicks. Practical features, such as our location option (place container on the overview map), give you new freedom and possibilities for your optimal disposal solution.

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