Food Waste Australia: if you operate a business in Australia serving food or beverages such as a cafe or restaurant – there are two particular things you will need to be aware of when organising waste management and recycling. Firstly, you will need to organise a scheduled Australia grease trap cleaning to stay in line with local water authority regulations – and the second is that you may pay more for bin collections as food waste is generally quite heavy – and of course heavier bins means higher prices. See our blog on waste services for cafes.


In this blog we will look at an alernative solution for food waste – in the form of small composters.


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Food waste Australia – alternative solutions such as compostors

We recently discussed waste to water machines in our blog on food waste disposal – whereby food waste can be emptied down sewers after processing. Of course, you can also book organic waste bins through our online shop.


The Closed Loop company in Australia has developed composting machines suitable for cafes and restaurants. We quote from the article below:


“It transforms food waste into a concentrated compost that’s used to revitalise and nourish soil. It was a key component in making Melbourne’s green cafe Silo by Joost a 100 per cent waste-free cafe.”


“The Closed Loop machine turns food waste into compost, reducing its volume by 90 per cent, in 24 hours.”


“About 60 cafes and restaurants in Australia have installed a Closed Loop compost system.”


“Alex Atala of acclaimed D.O.M restaurant in Brazil is another famous adopter of the zero-waste machine, after being wowed the system during a breakfast at Silo.”


“Silo was famous for needing no wheely bins, as it consumed, used or recycled everything used in the cafe. In one year at Silo, 45 tonnes of organic waste was fed into the Closed Loop machine. This reduced down to 10 per cent, or 4.5 tonnes, of organic compost. Bakker says this is enough to fertilise about three to four hectares of soil.”


“There are some serious benefits here,” he says. “For me it’s all about the soil. Making people realise that good soil is the most important thing on the planet and if we don’t start cherishing it then we’re all in trouble.”


See our blog on how much waste management services actually cost.