Food Waste Recycling for Waste Management Companies

With waste recycling targets high on your customers' agenda, we know you are working daily to balance service levels and outlet availability. This is why we provide you with a competitive and reliable food and green waste recycling service that supports your operations.

Across our eight Anaerobic Digestion sites we comfortably manage the waste for both large and small waste management companies across the UK. Plus, we know that one size doesn’t fit all so we flex our services to accommodate each of our customers logistical requirements, including the types of waste we take and how they are delivered to us.

And we know that time is money, which is why we’re open at convenient hours and provide 100% plant availability, plus we turn delivery vehicles around quickly – our average tip time is less than 20 minutes.

Our sites are always clean, and we offer all delivery drivers great facilities when they visit.

All of our AD facilities are approved to process category 3 animal by-products, which means we can accept a wide variety of food wastes including:

  • Production wastes from the manufacture of food and beverages; both solids and liquids
  • Packaged food waste such as surplus, spoiled or off-spec stock, out of date products, stock clearances, factory breakdowns or QC failed products
  • Food collected on trade waste collection rounds
  • Restaurant and catering wastes
  • Bakery and bread products
  • Domestic, kerbside collected food waste
  • Liquids and very wet wastes such as compost leachate, alcohols, fats and oils

All of Severn Trent Green Power’s AD facilities can accommodate a wide variety of delivery vehicles, including:

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


We aim to be flexible and accommodating with regards to which waste presentations we accept. As well as the usual presentation in the vehicles detailed in the delivery specifications, we can handle material in dolavs, bins, IBC's, pallets and barrels. We can also provide washing services for these materials if required.


All of our sites have robust front end de-packaging systems capable of handling primary and secondary packaging up to a maximum of 20% of the total load.


There are only four types of packaging that aren't acceptable without special arrangement: Glass, textiles, tertiary packaging, and canned material. We're unable to take any hazardous materials or large items that would damage our processing equipment or biology.

Our experienced team will be happy to advise how we can accommodate any of your specific requirements (Get In Touch).

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 business management system, certified to ISO 14001, ISO 9001, and BSI OHSAS 18001 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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