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Priority Waste

Food Waste

Whether your company has a canteen generating ongoing food waste or if you have leftovers from staff lunches, we can assist in reducing your carbon footprint and disposing of food on the most environmentally sound way. 

We can arrange collection of general waste food or large-scale foodstuff that may be recalled or simply out of date stock.

What is food waste?

Bakery products – Bread, pastries, cakes
Dairy products – Cheese, milk, butter, and eggs
Fish and meat – Raw and cooked
Fruit and vegetables – Raw and cooked
Rice, beans, legumes, pasta
Tea bags, coffee, leaves

Why use Priority Waste?

  • Can plan your waste area for you
  • Assistance in educating your employees and providing training information on correct waste disposal
  • Fast response from your initial contact, followed by collection and provision of legal documentation
  • Guaranteed collection dates
  • Legal documentation provided and stored on your customer portal for ease of access
  • All waste streams can be managed sustainably and legally
  • Cost effective solutions
  • Waste Hierarchy always followed
  • Detailed monthly reporting structure for total waste management
  • Monthly invoices
  • Ad-hoc collections carried out within 8 working days
  • Emergency back-up for failed regular collections
  • National Coverage


  • 120 litre / 240 litre bins – Ideal for smaller users
  • 660 / 1100 litre bins – Ideal for medium users
  • Larger enclosed containers – Suitable for large scale users such as manufacturers / distributors of foodstuff
  • Balers – Available for larger projects

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Can I leave food waste inside packaging?

No, this waste type must be totally separate from packaging. Some food will go in to composting or to feed livestock, therefore cannot be contaminated.

Is food waste bad for the environment?

Yes – food waste releases large amounts of greenhouse gasses which has a negative and dangerous effect on the environment. Rotten food produces methane – One of the largest contributors to greenhouse has emissions. Furthermore, food entices vermin.

Can I have my food waste emptied as and when or on a monthly basis?

No, food waste bins must be emptied regularly to avoid enticing unwanted vermin and the risk of disease spreading.

Can you collect from multiple sites around the UK?

We can offer ad-hoc on-off collections and arrange ongoing regular waste services throughout the UK.

Do you provide paperwork that meets with current UK legislation?

Yes, we provide Waste Transfer notes and Hazardous Waste Consignment Notes subject to collection type. This information is permanently available for you to view and download on our customer portal.

How easy to access and use is your customer portal?

Extremely simple to use, we have recently carried out a survey (December 2022) on the ease of use and accessibility of our portal amongst over 2000 customers and we didn’t receive a single negative comment. The feedback received was a mix of 4 and 5 stars.

How do I arrange regular and ad-hoc collections?

Regular collections are arranged at the outset of your agreement and are logged on to our customer portal with a start and end date. You will then be able to view the agreed collection dates during the entire service. Ad-hoc collections can be arranged via our customer portal, email or the trusted way of phoning in to our customer services team who will then arrange the service quickly and efficiently.

We had great difficulty contacting our current/previous provider whenever there was an issue and had very long waiting times. We felt that we were not valued customers. How is your customer services rated?

Our fully trained customer services team are trained to handle any issues. We do not have extremely long waiting times and usually answer the phone within a few moments. We take great old-fashioned care in looking after our customers, and therefore we retain them. Try us and see.

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