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Catering and retail waste disposal Ealing

Research shows that the catering industry produces several tonnes of waste yearly. Food waste from preparation and spoilage accounts for most catering waste, and others include glass, cardboard and plastic.  

Catering and retail waste management services aim to handle waste generated by catering services, malls, retail stores and other types of businesses. The waste is usually liquid and solid materials that are potentially hazardous to the environment without proper handling.

Business owners are responsible for disposing of their waste and need an effective disposal plan for their waste. If you need a professional solution for catering and retail waste management in Ealing, you can contact Waste Removal Ealing.

We handle different projects for small, medium and large-scale businesses. We always tailor our service to meet each customer’s needs, from providing trash collection services to recycling.

What is catering waste?

Catering waste is produced in restaurants, canteens, catering facilities and commercial kitchens. Most catering waste is food waste and items containing animal by-products like cooked or processed fish and meat, baked foods containing meat, fish or daily.  

Broken utensils, liquid, packaging and other waste produced from catering activities are also catering waste. The most common catering waste includes:

  • Food waste – leftovers from consumers, spoilage and preparation waste
  • Plastics – bottles for ingredients and oils and plastic packaging
  • Glass recycling – glass jars and bottles for storing ingredients
  • Cardboard – cardboard packaging and boxes
  • Textile waste – gloves, hats, aprons and other solid fabric
  • Utensils and knives – broken and damaged kitchen equipment

Who produces catering waste?

Any business that produces food for customers provides a form of catering. This means any waste produced while making food, whether as simple as putting together a few sandwiches, is catering waste.

Any organisation or building with catering facilities online will need catering waste management, from campsites to shopping centres.

Common businesses that produce catering waste include:

  • Bars, clubs and pubs
  • Hotels
  • Kitchens
  • Restaurants

Catering waste bins

Waste Removal Ealing provides a wide range of outdoor and indoor catering bins, containers, and bags for separating and collecting waste. We can provide free bins, and you only pay for collection.

We have different solutions, from individual food waste bins to storage containers and compacting cardboard and recycling.

We can provide you with tailor-made solutions if you produce large amounts of catering waste. There are laws preventing waste from getting dumped in sewers or lateral drains. Our professionals know the waste legislation for catering waste and will ensure your business adheres to these regulations.

Catering food waste disposal

All employers are legally obligated to manage and dispose of the waste produced by their businesses. In most cases, catering waste ends up in one bin because of the lack of facilities and a large amount of waste produced.

Several laws apply for catering food waste disposal because raw eggs, fish and meats can’t be disposed of in landfills. This makes it important for catering businesses to understand the legislation for waste disposal.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs or DEFRA classifies three main categories of animal by-products (ABPs) based on their risk levels. However, two apply to catering waste.

  • Category 3 ABPs cover most catering waste and are considered low-risk. They include shells from shellfish, eggs and domestic catering waste
  • International catering waste (ICW) – this is anything from international transport vehicles and category 1 of ABP, which are high risk

Reducing catering waste

An easy catering waste solution is reducing the among of waste you produce. Since lots of the waste is food waste, you can take various steps to try and reduce the amount of waste during food preparation.

A few ways to reduce your catering waste include:

  • Storing ingredients properly in freezers and fridges at the right temperatures to prevent foodstuff from getting spoilt quickly
  • Keeping an updated stock inventory to prevent overbuying food items when you still have a large backlog
  • Rotating the items in the storage products regularly to prevent the products stored at the back from expiring, unknown to you
  • Finding ways to use the leftover foods during food preparation
  • Checking deliveries against orders to ensure you have the right amount of items and correct products

Catering waste collection

We provide catering waste collection services for all businesses, regardless of size. Our licensed waste carriers are readily available for your catering waste collection. We can provide you with the right size and type of bins for your waste.

When you fill the bins with waste, you can place them at the agreed pickup spot for collection at a convenient time. Our expert team will collect and take it to the appropriate recycling centre for proper disposal, depending on the waste type.

Disposing and recycling catering waste positively impacts the environment and save your business money, resources and time. You can book daily, weekly or bi-weekly collections, and we can increase waste collection frequency as your business grows or with seasonal fluctuations. One-off catering waste collections and disposals are also available.

Retail waste management and disposal

Retail services are becoming more responsive and adaptable to their shoppers’ needs, whether it is relocating or resizing. We can make your business premises waste-free if you have a small independent shop, food outlet, restaurant, busy and large shopping centre.

Our service will meet your needs if you have a commercial retail business producing lots of waste regularly. We provide hassle-free retail waste management and disposal service. We can arrange for regular waste collections at a time suitable for you. Your waste collection can be at the same time weekly.

We will come to your business premises to quickly remove the waste. Our weekly waste collection can save you money and time. We provide on-demand services, including regular collection and extra collection.

We know the importance of making your business premises welcoming for more sales. Whether you are refurbishing your store, want to dispose of a broken fridge, destroy branded products or change your shop window for new arrivals, we have a solution.  

Our other services

  • Office waste clearance and removal
  • Industrial waste disposal
  • Hazardous waste disposal

If you work in the retail or catering industry and need any of our services, call us today on 020 37450982, and our expert team will attend to your needs.


International catering waste or ICW, is food waste from international transport vehicles. The waste is produced overseas, on international wasters or during transport. For example, international catering waste could be from catering activities on armed forces vehicles, a cruise ship, a private yacht, or an aeroplane originating from another territory or country.

International catering waste is under category 1 ABP, meaning it is considered high-risk. If you have international catering waste, ensure you follow the legal guidelines for disposal. Our expert team can also advise you on how to dispose of this waste.

Domestic catering waste is waste generated from catering activities in the UK. You can use international foodstuff, but if you cook, prepare and serve in the UK, it is domestic catering waste.

The waste may be from catering services on trains in the UK or domestic flights in the UK. Domestic catering waste falls under category 3 ABP, which is low risk. The waste can be disposed of with other waste types and food waste.

Countertop bins are usually for disposing of food waste while preparing food in commercial kitchens and are later emptied into larger food waste bins.

Counter-side bins are for storing waste in the kitchen with regular waste. You can empty the bin into specific bins for food waste outside your kitchen, like the 240-litre or 120-litre wheelie.

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