NHS Scotland Chooses Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer

Bergmann Direct are a leading supplier of food waste disposal systems to NHS Scotland with our Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer.

The Eco-Smart is a simple yet revolutionary concept. The machine dries wet food waste and turns a nasty, smelly waste stream into a sterile, dry residue overnight, reducing disposal costs by 80% or more, eliminating the need to fill (and wash out) bins with raw waste, risks from vermin of food waste left outside in bins, smells from food waste in bins in hot weather and the need to empty bins frequently. 

NHS Lothian has two ES300 Eco-Smarts at St John’s Hospital, Livingston while NHS Tayside has two ES500 units at Ninewells hospital, Dundee, two ES150 units at Perth Royal Infirmary and one ES300 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Dundee.

NHS Highland has one ES300 at Raigmore hospital in Inverness.

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde have 15 Eco-Smart units, the first having been installed in March 2017 and the most recent, at Queen Elizabeth's University Hospital in 2021.

We have recently been appointed by NHS Shetland. Rural locations were exempt from the Zero Waste Scotland rules which required the separate collection of food waste when the rules first came out in 2014 but now all food waste producers must comply. The Eco-Smart food waste dryer helps reduce collection costs substantially. 

The overwhelming volume of dried waste from the food waste dryer goes to anaerobic digestion or commercial composting facilities in Scotland for recycling.

For further information about the Eco-Smart on our website and how you could transform the management of your food waste click here.

To speak to us about your food waste and how the Eco-Smart could change the way you manage your food waste forever, call us on 01522 692888 or get in touch through the contact form on this website.