Getting started on finding a food waste collection service in London

We have put together a reference guide to food waste recycling in London. It offers practical advice on what questions you should be asking about food waste recycling services and a list of many of the companies which offer food waste recycling services in London.

All you have to do is follow the 3 step guide below:

  • 1

    Make sure you have all the information you need about your current waste collection service so you can compare quotes. Have the following information at hand about your current waste service:

    1. How many bins/containers you have and what size they are
    2. The type of waste that goes in them (e.g. paper and card; general waste; glass etc)
    3. How often they are collected
    4. Recent invoice(s) for your waste services
  • 2

    Review the “Questions to ask a collector” PDF for advice on the kinds of questions you need to ask to ensure the food waste recycling service provider meets all your requirements

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  • 3

    Speak to your current waste provider to see if they offer a food waste recycling service and/or get quotes from other food waste recycling companies. The list below includes many of the companies operating in London.

    All companies listed can provide your business with data reports showing how much food waste they are collecting from you.

London Food Waste Collections companies

Note: If you are a food waste collection company in London and would like your details on this website please get in touch on 020 7479 4245 or foodsave@thesra.org

  • Aquarius Ltd
    Contact name

    Nik Rogers

    Phone

    0121 445 0339

    Address

    Aquarius Ltd, Unit 15 Birch Road East Witton, B6 7DA

    Collection location

    Pan-London

    Material collected

    Fats, oils, grease, food waste

    Frequency

    Monthly

  • BPR Group
    Contact name

    Dominic Collison

    Phone

    0207 407 9100

    Address

    52 Lant Street London SE1 1RB

    Collection location

    Pan-London

    Material collected

    Food waste, dry mixed recycling, glass, cardboard, paper, cans & plastics, IT and WEEE, security shredding

    Frequency

    7 days a week

  • Beanergi Ltd
    Contact name

    Mark Nielson

    Phone

    0203 701 4211

    Address

    5 Argall Ave. (East), Unit 2 Walthamstow London E10 7QE

    Collection location

    Pan-London

    Material collected

    Coffee grounds

    Frequency

    As required by customer

  • Bio-Bean
    Contact name

    Eleanor Jeffrey

    Phone

    07979 495640

    Address

    International House1 St Katharine’s Way London E1W 1UN

    Collection location

    Pan-London

    Material collected

    Coffee grounds

    Frequency
  • CBio
    Contact name

    Ben Hoskyns

    Phone

    01642 606 606

    Address

    3 Vanguard Court, Preston Farm Business Park, Stockton on Tees, TS18 3TR

    Collection location

    Pan-London

    Material collected

    All food waste and oil

    Frequency

    Quarterly

  • City of Westminster
    Contact

    Ben Thomas

    Phone

    020 7641  6180

    Address

    Westminster City Hall,

    64 Victoria Street

    London SW1E 6QP

    Collection location

    Westminster

    Material collected

    All food waste

    Frequency

    7 days a week

  • Olleco
    Contact name

    Phillip Kerry-Smith

    Phone

    0160 485 7037

    Address

    Northampton Road Blisworth Northants NN7 3DR

    Collection location

    Pan-London

    Material collected

    Food waste, animal by-products, used cooking oils and fats

    Frequency

    Depends on location

  • Proper Oils
    Contact name

    Stephen Hurton

    Phone

    0208 894 9476

    Address

    Unigate House Depot Road Wood Lane W12 7RP

    Collection location

    London and South East England

    Material collected

    Used cooking oil

    Frequency

    As required by customer

  • Quantum Waste
    Contact name

    Javier Rojo

    Phone

    0777 622 7591

    Address

    Unit 16 Parkside Business Estate Rolt Street London SE8 5JB

    Collection location

    Pan-London

    Material collected

    Food waste, garden waste, mixed recyclables, dry waste

    Frequency

    1-3 times per week

  • ReFood
    Contact name

    Dean Pearce

    Phone

    0800 011 3214

    Address

    Ings Road Doncaster DN5 9TL

    Collection location

    Pan-London

    Material collected

    Catering waste, retail former foodstuffs, animal by-products

    Frequency

    7 days a week

  • The First Mile Ltd
    Contact Name

    Sarah Morgan

    Phone

    0800 612 9894

    Address

    Screenworks

    22 Highbury Grove

    London, N5 2ER

    Collection location

    Pan-London

    Material collected

    Mixed recycling, food, general waste, confidential recycling, electrical recycling

    Frequency

    Daily

  • Waste and Recycling London Borough of Bexley
    Contact name

    Maria Migdal

    Phone

    0203 045 4629

    Address

    Maidstone Offices Maidstone Road Sidup DA14 5HS

    Collection location

    Bexley

    Material collected

    All food waste

    Frequency

For further information and advice, check out the following source(s):

The Food Waste Recycling Hub contains case studies and a cost calculator tool to enable SMEs to establish the best options in terms of food waste recycling.
http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/sme-food-waste/recycling-guidance

The Food Waste Network provides a free service for UK businesses to matchmake them with their ideal food waste recycling partner http://www.foodwastenetwork.org.uk/