Food Waste Recycling for Local Authorities

Having worked with local authorities for many years, we understand the challenges you face when trying to strike the right balance between achieving waste recycling targets, with the daily logistical and cost challenges of managing waste across your authority area.

Our dedicated Local Authority team has direct experience of working for and with local government and an in-depth understanding of the complexities of managing recycling collection systems.

We provide a competitive, reliable, and sustainable long-term service to more than 65 local authorities across England and Wales, recycling over a quarter of a million tonnes of food waste from homes across the UK each year.

We know food and green waste recycling isn’t your core business, but you’ll feel a huge impact on your operations if your recycling partner doesn’t get it right, and that’s why you can be assured we will provide you with:

  • A robust and reliable food and green waste recycling service that consistently meets PAS110 and PAS100 standards
  • Competitive pricing
  • 100% plant availability
  • A complete solution - we'll take care of your logistics and haulage requirements, providing a single point of contact, backed by a secure supply chain
  • A collaborative approach - we’ll work with you to positively engage the communities you serve to increase waste recycling rates
  • Assurance that your food and green waste is being turned into lovely energy and bio-fertiliser, helping to deliver real environmental benefits.

Oxfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, plus the Central Wales Waste Partnership are just some of the local authorities that use our services. Hear what they have to say.

All of our AD facilities can accommodate a wide variety of delivery vehicles, including:

  • 3.5t tippers
  • Refuse collection vehicles from 7.5t–26t, including those with side tipping pods and split bodies
  • Roll on - roll off skips, including wagon and drag
  • Skip vehicles
  • Tipping and walking floor bulkers
  • Curtain siders
  • Compactors


Local Authority collected food waste can be presented naked, in cornstarch, or plastic liners. We'd be delighted to discuss the various options with you.


We understand that even the best communication strategies cannot prevent contamination from householders entering the waste stream.

All of our AD sites have robust front end de-packaging systems capable of removing significant volumes of contamination (up to 20% of the incoming waste stream). We're proud to say that in the 13 years we've been operating, we've never rejected a Local Authority collected food waste load.

While our AD facilities can cope with highly contaminated loads, the contamination we remove is classed as recovered rather than recycled. With this in mind, we work with local authorities to minimise contamination and support them in maximising recycling rates.

In working with more than 65 local authorities, we have vast experience of different collection methods. There is strong evidence to suggest that encouraging the use of caddy liners (cornstarch or plastic) can increase capture rates. If residents are provided with liners, capture rates can be increased by as much as 80%.

Working safely, responsibly, and compliantly is embedded in our values at Severn Trent Green Power.

Across our network of AD and composting facilities, we're committed to maintaining high standards of compliance to ensure the safety of colleagues, customers, and neighbours, and to meet the expectations of our regulators. We operate an integrated management system, certified to ISO 14001, ISO 9001, and ISO 45001 standards. We adhere to environmental requirements and meet all PAS110 and PAS100 standards.

As a sustainable organisation, we deliver economic, social, and environmental benefits for our customers and stakeholders alike.

Our ISO accreditations and Duty of Care documents are available on request.

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