Waste Management Firm Launches Commercial Food Waste Collection Service
A Waste Management company based in Gateshead, is expanding their food waste collection service to help restaurants and food manufacturers around the country to dispose of their food waste in a cost effective and environmentally friendly way.
By: Gap Group North East
The firm have recently secured a long term supply agreement with a new, state of the art Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility in Gateshead. The plant is currently in construction, and operations will commence in late 2019. This facility compliments Gap's existing arrangements with a number of local AD plants to supply packaged and non-packaged food waste for sustainable energy generation throughout the region.
Peter Young, Operations Director at Gap stated '"GAP Waste are extremely pleased to have been awarded this new contract, which complements our existing service offering throughout the waste sector. As a company, we will continue to invest to ensure the North East has the infrastructure it needs to process the waste we generate as well as help companies nationally improve their waste strategy. For too long we have allowed significant resources to leave our region for treatment elsewhere in the country. Furthermore, as well as creating a number of jobs, sustainably processing waste materials within the region through technology such as Anaerobic Digestion means that the environmental benefits are huge"
The group are already the largest collector and processor of electrical waste within the North. GAP Waste recently invested £5.7million in a fridge recycling facility which is going live in November 2018. In 2016 the company set up its own in-house fully automated Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) plant, which can process five tonnes of material per hour, and are also in the process of installing a state-of-the-
Gap Group North East