KK Balers Food Waste Station
How it works, the benefits and the savings
Food waste is a major problem for any organisation that produces it. It’s notoriously difficult to process and dispose of safely and efficiently and is the most likely waste stream to contaminate other waste fractions. Most waste streams including glass, plastic and aluminium are relatively easy to recycle, but not for food waste.
Food waste typically represents around 40% of total commercial catering waste. Of this 40%, approximately 77% is liquid. The KK Waste Station grinds the food waste into fine particles, these particles feed directly into the built-in dewatering system. Through centrifugal action, the KK Waste Station forces out the excess liquid from the macerated waste.
This “grey water” is fed directly to drain, the resulting solid fraction of the food waste is collected in small, easily managed, lidded bins, ready for onward processing.
A KK Waste Station is ideal for a wide range of application areas:
- Prisons & Barracks
There are a number of savings and benefits from using a KK Waste Station, starting with transport savings. You can reduce waste collection costs by up to 80% by reducing the food waste volume and weight requiring collection. You can also save on storage costs, by reducing the waste volume on site waste storage facility requirements are also reduced. Furthermore you can save on labour costs. The self-cleaning system reduces staff time managing and processing any food waste. Lastly you can make savings on energy use. The compact design and short processing times ensure low operating costs and minimal use of kitchen floor space.
Many kitchens all over the UK have recognised the commercial and environmental benefits of food dewatering and have adopted composting as a proven and natural method of treating organic materials to produce a product that is free of pathogens and high in nutrients, therefore adding organic matter back into the soil. This will not only impact the reduction of landfill and their emissions as a 100% sustainable approach to disposal of food waste. You will also save money and be conforming to legislation as it is one of the Governments preferred recycling solutions.
KK Balers have recently installed a KK Waste Station at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden Rosemoor in Great Torrington, Devon.