How Can NHS Hospitals Handle Food Waste Compliantly?
As a food waste dryer sterilizes food waste as it is heated to 70-80°C for several hours, they are a hygienic solution when compared to aerobic digesters.
As of 2023, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde have 15 Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryers in service across their estate. Queen Elizabeth University Hospital recently installed four of the ES500 units (350kg per day) to replace their defunct aerobic digester. The hospital is the largest hospital in Scotland with over 1800 beds. Prior to installing the dryers, they had been forced to put wet food waste in wheelie bins and their food waste disposal cost was as large as all the other hospitals in Glasgow put together. The dried residue goes to anaerobic digestion through food waste contractor Olleco.
Mid-Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust have three Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryers. There are two ES80 (50kg per day) units at Dewsbury District Hospital (200 in-patient beds) and one ES300 unit (200kg per day) at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield (730 beds). The dryers have replaced their macerator units.
Following a long period when the macerator had broken down and had not been able to be repaired, Walsall Healthcare installed an ES300 (200kg) Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer and were able to reduce the number of wheelie bins by 80%., a significant operational and financial improvement aswell as contributing towards their Net Zero agenda.
For more information about the Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer, how it can reduce your disposal costs, improve your food waste processing and ensure a hygienic operation, go to this page on our website or contact us for a no-obligation discussion.