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In-vessel composter offered on loan to businesses to help tackle food waste.

Food waste is one of the most difficult aspects of waste to deal with. To reduce its environmental impact it should ideally be treated as close to source as possible and re-used in the local area. For small scale businesses an in-vessel composter can facilitate this in remote rural areas.

As part of the Highland Community Waste Partnership (HCWP)Lochaber Environmental Group (LEG) has an in-vessel composter, known as a Rocket A700, which had been on loan to Nevis Range for a number of years but is now available for other businesses to trial.

LEG is offering to make this in-vessel composter available free of charge for an initial period of 3 years extendable to 5 years to a business located in Lochaber. In exchange, LEG would request information on its performance and the chance to share the experience with others who might be interested in this technology, along with a requirement to maintain the machine in good order.

Being able to compost food waste on site has 3 main benefits for businesses:

  • The compost produced by the in-vessel composter can be used on site to support food production.
  • Supports business green credentials and can contribute to climate action plan.
  • Can potentially save money on food waste collection costs. 

Funding from the Highland Community Waste Partnership is available to support the transportation and initial re-installation charges and training for the Rocket.

Businesses can visit the Highland Community Waste Partnership Food waste for businesses webpage for more information, to download the information pack and specification or to fill in an application. 

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18 July 2023

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