Food waste fuels the future!

We convert food waste into renewable resources such as electricity, heat and organic fertiliser which is an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical fertilisers.

Nothing is wasted

We guarantee all of the food waste we collect will be recycled, nothing goes to landfill. We have formed relationships with a number of local, licensed Anaerobic Digestion plants throughout the UK to minimise how far your collected waste has to travel. These relationships provide the key link between our customers who need food waste collected and Anaerobic Digestion plants that need the feedstock to produce biogas.

Environmentally friendly

Environmentally friendly

Our food waste collection vehicles have been specially designed to not only pick up our bins in the safest way possible but they are also more energy efficient than standard refuse collection vehicles because the bin lift is electronic, meaning the engine is switched off when it’s in use. They also feature air tabs, aerofoils and tear drop fronts to make them more fuel efficient. 

Alongside this, our drivers only use handheld devises which means no paper is used during a collection. 

Anaerobic digestion

How we recycle your food waste

Anaerobic Digestion is the main method of conversion we use to turn food waste materials into renewable energy. Anaerobic Digestion is a natural decomposition process done under oxygen free conditions using bacteria and microscopic bugs to break down food and organic materials.

Electricity pylons in field

Renewable energy

Food waste can be converted into biogas and when fed through a combined heat and power unit becomes energy that can power businesses, homes and communities. A rich organic fertiliser, which is a by-product of the conversion process, can be returned to farm lands for the future production of crops – this creates a virtuous cycle of food waste back into food production.

Duty of care

Duty of Care

All commercial waste producers have a responsibility to ensure their waste is stored, collected and disposed of in line with the duty of care regulations. By using us, we ensure you are fully compliant in every way.  


Find out more

To find out more about Food Waste Collections, you can contact us directly using the information below:

foodwaste@olleco.co.uk

08448 200 200

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