FWB/112 Food Waste BinProduct Code: FWB/112/WEB
The FWB/112 Food Waste Bin has been specifically designed for the hygienic collection of food waste.
What is food waste?
Food waste is food material that is discarded or unable to be used, food peelings for example, are now required to be recycled separately alongside plastics, paper and glass.
How much food is wasted in the UK?
An estimated 7.3 million tonnes of food waste ends up in landfill each year and food waste in the UK has increased 4.4 per cent since 2012. The average family wastes £470 a year by throwing away food and drink, and a further £3 billion is wasted by food sectors.
What is the food waste bin manufactured from?
The Food Waste Bin is manufactured from durable galvanised steel with a rod hinged front opening door and slam lock. This bin features a slanted lid, designed to allow rainwater to run off and prevent any rubbish from being left on top of the unit. A lift up flap on the lid helps to contain unwanted odours, with a stainless steel handle that makes opening easy and hygienic.
Disposing of your food waste couldn’t be easier; simply lift the flap using the stainless steel handle and drop the rubbish into the 112 litre internal liner. An additional soft closing lid can also be fitted onto the lift up flap; this makes the lid close gradually, allowing more time for rubbish to be placed into the bin without hassle.
How do I empty my food waste bin?
Your Food Waste Bin will come with a T shaped universal key, this will unlock the front opening door. The internal PL1 Square Polythene Liner includes two handles to allow you to pull the liner out and empty conveniently. Once you’ve emptied the bin and closed the door, the slam lock will automatically lock the unit, so you don’t need to worry about it being left open.
How is food waste recycled?
Most councils now collect food waste, which is recycled in two different ways. In-vessel composting involves mixing food waste with garden waste and composting it in an enclosed system for up to a month, where it is heated to kill bacteria and then matured for 1-3 months ready to be used as soil.
Another method is anaerobic digestion; this uses microorganisms to break down food waste to give off methane, which is collected and converted into biogas and used to generate electricity, heat or transport fuels.
How does food waste affect the environment?
Food waste that is not recycled ends up in landfill, which produces a harmful amount of greenhouse gases that contribute towards global warming and climate change.
How can I reduce food waste?
One of the easiest methods is to save and store your leftovers; most foods can be frozen for over a month. Food banks are always willing to accept none-perishable foods. One of our favourite projects from environmental charity Hubbub introduced the Community Fridge project; fresh foods can now be donated. Why not see if there’s a community fridge near you? https://www.hubbub.org.uk/Event/community-fridge-network
I’d like to customise my food waste bin, is this possible?
All of our products can be tailored to suit your needs, with bespoke vinyl artwork and lettering. Your bin can also be powder coated in any of our standard steel powder coating colours, with anti-microbial paint available on black units.
Need more information?
Feel free to give us a call on 01226 35233 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be more than willing to help.
We manufacture all of our products from scratch at our factory in South Yorkshire. Each item is handcrafted to the highest specification, with lots of Wybone TLC. We estimate that this item will be with you within TBC from receipt of payment. Large quantity orders may be subject to an extended lead time during busy periods.
Orders placed before 1PM are processed the same working day, otherwise they are processed the next working day.