Despite working to minimise your food and packaging waste it is inevitable that you will have some waste to dispose of. This section of the guide focuses on waste management, and will help you:
- Identify the right waste disposal method for your business
- Understand the pros and cons of each technology
- Maximise potential revenues and minimise costs
- Get location and disposal company details for each method
- See best practice case studies from across the industry
Which Disposal Method should you chose?
It is important when deciding which disposal method to use that you consider not only the environmental effect of the disposal route but also the costs and savings, CSR benefits and hidden environmental impacts such as amount of transport or energy used to manage the disposal method.
Attaining a triple bottom line effect that provides financial benefits to your company, gives back to society and meets environmental targets is something that can be achieved through reviewing your waste management strategy.
The waste hierarchy shown throughout this output (pictured on the right) ranks the methods of dealing with waste by their environmental impact, with waste minimisation and prevention being the preferred route and landfill the least environmentally friendly option.
Each of the following thirteen sections below describes a waste management option and its position on the waste hierarchy.
Click on the titles to find out more about each option and view industry case studies where available:
Legal tips, where to start and how to make waste management a success
Reduce to Clear
Ideas on how to implement reduce to clear within your business.
How to clear stock you cannot use and what to look out for.
Find a charity and ensure you follow our top tips to make the process simple.
Top tips to divert food waste to animal feed and ensure you are within UK regulations.
Recycling of Packaging Waste
Are you making the most of your packaging waste? Find out how to maximise the opportunity.
Get the most energy from your food waste. Find out if this will work for your business.
What is IVC and is it right for your type of food waste?
Used Cooking Oil Recovery
How to reduce waste and create an alternative fuel.
How to deal with animal by product waste.
Energy from Waste
Understand the technologies that produce energy from our general waste.
Mechanical Heat Treatment
Treat heavily contaminated waste with high organic content away from landfill into alternative fuels.
Is it all bad? Find out what is being done to reduce the climate change impact of the landfill sites.