At our De-Packaging Yard, we can depackage your waste food and distribute it among farms where it can be fed to livestock. We can only accept waste food that does not include any Animal By-Products, as defined by the current regulations.
Within a short period of time, we will be opening a De-Packaging in Cambridgeshire to help with the growing problem of waste food.
Waste Food De-Packaging – It’s What We Do!
In addition to manufacturing the de-packaging units, we also use our own de-packaging units to process most types of unsold food and sell it to farmers for animal feed.
Examples of the waste food we de-package are:
- Bread & Confectionery
- Fruit & Veg
- Plastic Bottles
- Tetra Pak
- PET Punnets & Clam Shell packaging
- Tinned food
Dairy includes milk, cheese, butter and yoghurts.
We recycle plastic bottles containing a range of liquids such as sauces, soft drinks and water.
With our Soft Separator unit we remove PET display packaging for food ranging from strawberries and confectionery to Easter Eggs.
Food De-Packaging Clients
Clients whose unsold food we take in, recover and sell as animal feed include Bibby Distribution, Fowler Welch, Dalziel and charities FairShare and Company Shop.
Our Food De-Packaging service is growing rapidly as people recognise the economic benefits of our process and also its contribution to animal nutrition and the huge landfill problem. We are processing waste feed from far and wide. Here are some examples:
Bradford’s St James wholesale fruit and veg market. We take over 12 tonnes per week of the unsold fruit & veg and de package it for sale as animal feed.
Fortune Fruitos send us a minimum of 800 tonnes per annum of waste food to de-package, while Daily Fresh send us 100 tonnes of vegetables from the Netherlands to de-package and sell to our farm customers in the UK.
A chocolate producer in Norwich also sends us 80 tonnes of assorted packages of chocolate to recover and sell to UK farmers.
Macerating or De-Packaging?
Out of Date Food Disposal & Recovery. Some methods of disposal of unsold, out of date food involve shredding and macerating the food whilst it is still in its packaging. This mix of food and its packaging is then spread on the farm land, as fertiliser. This results in the plastic packaging washing out of the land, directly into the water courses.
Waste Packaging Generating Electricity
Our de-packaging system removes all plastic packaging from the food and it goes to an incinerator which emits no harmful gasses. Here the packaging helps to fuel electricity generators that are connected to the National Grid.
The food leaves the machine crumbed and ready to feed to farm animals and is below the inclusion limits set by trading standards. We achieve a 95% recovery of food and packaging, with a recycling route for all products.
Our gate fee is significantly less than A.D. (anaerobic digester) and composting, and in some cases, may be free.
Free Food Waste Consultation
For a free consultation on how we can reduce your waste food disposal costs, please call us on 07889090430.