Organic Waste

Turning your waste into compost & bio fuel

The food waste regulations obligate householders and businesses to segregate their waste so that food waste is kept separate from other waste. In conjunction with the Landfill Directive it also prevents this waste from being sent to landfill. 

Key Waste can help you to do this through our organic waste collection service. We provide a range of organic waste bins suitable for both households, apartments and commercial premises. Key Waste also provides a handy 5 litre caddy you can use to store food waste before transferring it to your own larger compost bin or communal bin

By using your brown bin you can help the environment and better manage and protect our environment from pollution. Segregating your kitchen and garden waste into your brown bin allows it to be reused and turned into compost. A process called anaerobic digestion can be used to treat your compost waste to produce a gas like fuel used in heating and vehicles. Key Waste for example are installing a bio gas unit to heat our offices which will be heated solely from biomethane from the organic waste process. We are also investing in vehicles for our fleet that will run on bio fuel also produced from the anaerobic digestion process.. 

Your brown bin is an organic waste bin designed to minimize the amount of waste disposed of in your black general waste bin. Using a brown bin can reduce the amount of waste in your black bin by up to 30%. The following items are acceptable in your brown bin – cooked meat, fish, poultry and bones, vegetables and fruit peelings, rice, pasta, bread, cakes, biscuits, eggs, egg shells, yoghurt, cheeses and other dairy products. Garden waste such as, dead plants, grass, weeds, hedge clippings and paper napkins can also be put in the bin. We encourage the use of a bio bag in the bin which is fully compostable or a cardboard box liner. These help to avoid food waste from sticking to the bin so that it is emptied properly and keeping it clean and hygenic. Do not use standard plastic bags as these are not suitable for the composting process.

What items are not acceptable in my brown bin?

Your brown waste bin is for organic (food and garden) waste only. The following items are not acceptable in your brown bin – plastics, metals, glass, porcelain or tile, tin foil, sweets and crisps wrappers, juice cartons of any kind, glossy paper or magazines, coal, rock, gravel, soil, stones, clay, human or animal litter, light bulbs, batteries, electrical good, shoes and clothing. Do not put plastic bags in your brown bin, if you are concerned about your brown bin smelling you can purchase bio-degradable bags from KeyWaste.

We also supply a full range of compostable bin liners, kitchen caddy's and pedal bins for the segregation and containment of food waste.

Please click here to print an Organic Waste segregation poster.

A guide to food waste

Summary guide to the Food Waste Regulations

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