Food, Organics, and Bakery Recycling
Organic Waste Recycling
In 2015, Ontarians generated about 3.7 million tonnes of food and organic waste, which includes food that could have been eaten or repurposed. About 60% of this waste was sent to landfill.
U-Pak’s Zero Waste Solutions helps your business by diverting any of your food, organic or bakery waste from landfill, and repurposes this waste into a resource. We are happy to provide waste management services to restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, or other food-related industry. Currently, U-Pak offers three (3) solutions to dispose of organic waste material.
Collected from large generators of bakery products who dispose of a waste stream rich in wheat, corn and grains. These materials are processed to meet the standards of Agriculture Canada to be sold as Bakery Waste Dehydrated Meal after being mechanically separated from non-edible material, dried and ground.
Produce Organic Material
Void of all meat and meat by-products and can be audited to verify that it contains only fruits, vegetables, and grains. Primarily collected from grocery markets and processing facilities with perishable goods. These materials are processed and mechanically separated from non-edible material prior to direct feed to livestock or anaerobic digestion facilities.
Organic Material Post and Pre-Consumer
Post and Pre Consumer, including residential waste and commercial organic waste streams. The most significant and common organic waste stream is collected from entertainment facilities and businesses with a full range of organic content, including meats and meat by-products.
FAQs About Food, Organics & Bakery Recycling Services
What is food, organics, and bakery recycling, and why is it important for businesses?
Food, organics, and bakery recycling involves the collection and processing of organic waste materials to create compost or other valuable resources. It's crucial for businesses to divert organic waste from landfills, reducing environmental impact and contributing to sustainability efforts.
What types of businesses can benefit from food, organics, and bakery recycling services?
Restaurants, bakeries, cafes, catering services, food processing facilities, and any business that generates organic waste can benefit from our recycling services.
How is organic waste collected and processed by U-Pak?
We provide specialized containers for the collection of organic waste. Once collected, it is transported to our Kerry Caven Feeds facility in Wallenstein, Ontario for processing, which may involve composting or other organic recycling methods.
Is there a specific process for preparing organic waste for recycling?
It's recommended to segregate organic waste from other types of waste and ensure it's free from non-compostable contaminants. This helps facilitate efficient recycling processes.
What are the environmental benefits of food, organics, and bakery recycling?
Recycling organic waste reduces methane emissions from landfills and produces valuable compost, enriching soil health. It also conserves natural resources by diverting organic materials from incineration or landfill disposal.
Can U-Pak assist with setting up an organic waste recycling program for my business?
Yes, we offer consulting services to help businesses establish effective organic waste recycling programs. This includes providing the necessary containers, educating staff, and offering ongoing support.
Are there any regulatory requirements or permits associated with organic waste recycling?
We ensure compliance with all relevant environmental regulations and hold the necessary permits for the proper handling and processing of organic waste materials.
How can I schedule food, organics, and bakery recycling services with U-Pak?
Scheduling our food, organics, and bakery recycling services is easy. Simply contact our dedicated team through our website, email, or phone. We'll work with you to arrange a convenient collection schedule.
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