GAP Food Waste

  

Food Waste Recycling:

 

As part of our ongoing services. GAP are able to provide a collection and processing service for your food waste via Anaerobic Digestion facilities where energy trapped within the food waste is liberated to produce green energy.

 

If your business or commercial organisation produces food or you generate food waste in any form, we can help save you money, decrease your landfill charges and reduce your carbon footprint. Simply by recycling a single tonne of food waste, we can help avoid emissions of up to 1 tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent.

 

Why choose GAP Organics?

 

 

GAP Organics operates their premier food waste collection service from the Scottish borders to North Yorkshire.  Our services help customers recycle their

food waste in the most cost effective, convenient and compliant manner

 

Food waste collected by GAP Organics will be processed by local renewable energy facilities, diverting waste from landfill, and creating renewable biogas and fertiliser for local farming activities. 

 

GAP Organics are now delivering GAP Group’s trusted approach to the collection and processing of food waste. With rapid expansion in the heart of the North East, GAP pride themselves on offering you, the customer, a service which is unbeatable in terms of customer care and efficiency. 

 

Our team of experts work tirelessly to meet your individual needs to ensure we get the job done right, first time.

Circular Economy

 

GAP Organics, working with localised food waste (anaerobic digestion) facilities throughout the country, enables GAP to provide and deliver a bespoke solution to help you achieve a zero-waste outcome.

 

The food waste delivered to the AD plants on arrival is mechanically separated from any packaging it arrives in; that packaging is then sent to our partners Waste to Energy sites. 

 

This makes the food waste AD plants, the perfect example of zero waste businesses and puts GAP Organics at the forefront of the Circular Economy. 

 

Having been separated from its packaging , all of the organic material is pumped and blended with other organic waste including wash waters from other local food producers, which would otherwise go to the sewer

  

This blended material is then fed to the plants Digesters, where microorganisms break down the biodegradable material and convert it to Methane and Carbon Dioxide (Biogas). It is a similar process to that which takes place in the stomach of a cow. 

 

Biogas is either used directly as fuel in Combined Heat and Power engines (CHP) to produce renewable heat and electricity or upgraded to the National Grid Standard, as a renewable Gas, both energy streams are exported to the National Grid, for use by domestic and industrial customers.  

 

The remaining liquid known as Digestate, is a nutrient rich fertiliser and at plants GAP Organics supply, meets the PAS110 quality standard, meaning it is no longer considered as a waste, but a high quality Bio-fertiliser. 

Our Other Waste Services 

WEEE Processing:

 

WEEE is often described as anything that is powered via electricity or batteries. The WEEE Directive requires us to reuse and recycle wherever possible. GAP provides a fully licensed program for testing and repair enabling us to sell on refurbished electrical products.

 

Our largest source of waste arrives from CA sites where national figures estimates under 1% recovery and reuse is achieved. With this in mind GAP Waste has installed a state of the art 5 tonnes/hour WEEE processing facility at our 6-acre freehold site on Tyneside.

 

We offer various collection methods for all WEEE streams throughout UK. This includes container solutions dispatched to and collected from your site, through to accepting inbound full truckloads on a gate price basis. All waste is quantified on our weighbridge and then processed within a highly transparent and auditable facility.

Large Domestic Appliances (LDA's):

 

GAP Waste has one of the few processing plants in the UK capable of processing LDA’s such as washing machines and dishwashers.

 

Most WEEE recyclers send these to metal processors, as their equipment won’t handle these bulky items. Our videodemonstrates GAP Waste collecting LDA’s daily and providing a complete recycling service with the recyclate being sold within the material recovery chain.

 

Equally if you have appliances that are capable of being reconditioned and reused, GAP Reuse will partner with you, so that we can both benefit from the correct handling of a higher grade of WEEE waste.

Small Domestic Appliances (SDA's):

 

SDA’s are typically found in and around your home and business and include kettles, toasters, food mixers, microwaves, etc.

 

We process SDA's in two ways. Any resalable items still in their packaging or capable of being reconditioned are sent to the GAP Reuse department for assessment and testing. We partner with large producers of high grade WEEE (such as OEM’s or retailers) and can arrange a profit share scheme. For used or damaged goods or those received in smaller quantities we simply process in our fully automated WEEE plant.

 

GAP Waste works with other waste companies/recyclers accepting bulk shipments of this waste stream at our gate where higher grade SDA may generate a rebate.

Reuse & Recycle:

 

GAP Waste is one of less than five UK companies, with both an auditable Reuse program alongside a fully automated purposely-designed WEEE processing plant. Many companies claiming reuse and recycling often broker or export the WEEE.

 

GAP works with selected partners allowing us to maximize the value of your WEEE. GAP gives you that peace of mind by exploring all processes to minimise recycling costs and maximise reuse potential.

 

GAP could be the partner you’ve longed for to maximise your waste management.

Display Recycling:

 

GAP Waste have recycled thousands of tonnes of TV’s and Computer Monitors. We provide both reuse and recycling for more modern flat panel sets which are capable of reconditioning, conversely, we can provide a fully auditable solution for damaged sets and the older Cathode Ray Tubes.

 

We provide reconditioned monitors for resale and sell product in our own retail outlet or via online platforms.

 

Although we can process the vast majority of display waste, we have partnered with glass processors who take care of the hazardous glass components during the recycling process.


Want to know more?

 

Our friendly and approachable waste teams are always hand if you have any questions or queries 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch on (0191) 438 6438 or via email on waste@gapgroupuk.com