Food Waste Recycling Services

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We recycle all food wastes, compostable packaging and end-of-life paper products.

Our innovative solutions are designed to integrate with existing kitchen operations and include source separation systems & training for kitchen & waste staff.  Our processes are simple and easy to implement and our reliable logistics and off-site recycling let you concentrate on your business.

Kitchen & Waste Area Process

Source Separation Process

The critical step in the effectiveness of any solution is the separation of food waste at source.

By separating food waste as it is generated and maintaining this separation throughout the process has a number of significant benefits to waste minimisation.

We have developed our systems over 7 years to fit with kitchen best practices, and our training of staff is simple and effective.  

By separating food waste from other wastes, we unlock significant and valuable savings for the companies we work with;

  • Increase in other recyclable streams
  • Food cost savings
  • Reduced Carbon Footprint

Bokashi is a method of treating food waste using anaerobic bacteria.

Developed in Japan, “bokashi” literally translates as fermented food waste.  A very specific selection of good anaerobic bacteria are brewed 

Temperature: Maintain 50°C for a minimum of 7 days.

Moisture: Target levels of 40-50% by weight.

Oxygen: The row/pile must remain aerobic.

All the organisms that cause human diseases are adapted to live around human body temperature, so higher temperatures kill them.

Compost that stays at 50°C for 24 hours will be safe to use for plant growth; including fruit & vegetables. A temperature of 46°C will kill pathogens within a week. 62°C will kill pathogens in one hour.

We monitor the temperature of our pre-composting piles to ensure that we hold temperatures above 50°C for a minimum of 7 days.

This thermophilic process also ensures that seeds present in food waste are sterilised and won’t germinate when added to soil.

We add other organic (high carbon) wastes into our pre-composting recipe to ensure we achieve the optional C:N ratio in our mix.

This crucial foundation step in our process ensures that we begin with the correct ratio of carbon-rich & nitrogen-rich materials, to:

  1. Produce a proper thermophilic compost row/pile
  2. Ensure an end product with a balanced N:P:K
  3. Provide our worms with an optimal feedstock at the end of the process

Who We Provide Services To

We have provided Food Waste Recycling Services to blue-chip South African businesses, since 2013.

The support of some leading South African businesses, from our early days, has been instrumental in us getting to where we are today.  We are grateful for the support and trust we have received, which makes us more driven to repay this investment, by continually improving our service offering and play our part in advancing the corporate sustainability for our partners.

Through the implementation of our services our corporate partners have been able to achieve:

  • <10% Waste to Landfill
  • 2.5% Reduction in Food input costs in their canteens
  • Auditable recycling volumes into their Sustainability Reporting
  • Mitigation of waste legislation changes and organic landfill bans

We look forward to serve increasing numbers of corporate partners as the business world continues to aim for increased sustainability in a changing landscape. 

NEDBANK                 INVESTEC         ABSA         FNB

We partner with Waste Management Companies to provide our innovative food & organic waste recycling solutions to their clients.

As a specialist provider of food & organic waste recycling services, we are contracted in by Waste Management Companies, to provide their clients with a recycling solution for the food wastes they generate.  Our solutions play a crucial role in increasing the amount of recycling done and helping to implement a “waste minimisation” strategy. 

We provide a fully managed solution to waste companies that includes;

  • All food waste recycling infrastructure
  • Source-separation training & signage
  • Waste logistics and reporting.

Our excellent service record with South Africa’s leading Waste Management Companies has enabled their clients to safely, simply and sustainably recycle their food wastes and take a giant step towards sustainability in their operations.

Case Study: Nedbank Group

Our “Fork to Farm” initiative highlights what responsible restaurants are doing to minimise food waste.

This crucial foundation step in our process ensures that we begin with the correct ratio of carbon-rich & nitrogen-rich materials, to:

  1. Produce a proper thermophilic compost row/pile
  2. Ensure an end product with a balanced N:P:K
  3. Provide our worms with an optimal feedstock at the end of the process

Monitoring & Controls are vital to this process.

In order to ensure our customers receive a reliable and consistent product from our facilities, we regularly monitor our processes and ensure control points are checked off during the pre-composting phase.

Temperature: Maintain 50°C for a minimum of 7 days.

Moisture: Target levels of 40-50% by weight.

Oxygen: The row/pile must remain aerobic.

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