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Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer

Are You Still Putting Raw Food Waste Down The Drain, or Into Bins? 

The Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer cuts food waste volumes by 80%  overnight - guaranteed. No smells, black bags, blocked drains, or fat traps; and more space, hygiene, and huge savings. Check out the 7 minute video here for a complete overview of how it works and who benefits from using it.

The Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer is revolutionary and destined to be the future of hospital, hotel, restaurant and catering food waste solutions. Up to 80% of food waste is water which does not compact. Disposing of eco waste in general waste means you're essentially paying your waste contractor to landfill water. However, composting and wet food waste collections can be expensive and messy.

In Scotland, since January 2015, in Wales since 2016 and in Northern Ireland from April 2017 it is illegal to put food waste down the drain. England is anticipated to follow suit before long.

The Eco-Smart turns the day's food waste into odourless, dry residue in 10 to 18 hours depending on the moisture content and the model used. Load it during the day and then turn it on: The Eco-Smart heats the food waste to around 85 degrees and turns it in the chamber. In 10-18 hours, the result is dry, inert material, like dry soil which can be used for composting or fertilizer; or clean water, which goes straight down the drain. It really is as simple as that - no catch.

Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer from Bergmann Direct
Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer reduces food waste volumes and weight by 80% overnight

We now have food waste solutions in eleven NHS hospitals in Scotland: NHS Tayside, NHS Highland, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and NHS Lothian.

Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer - loading
Eco-Smart food waste dryer: Left: loading raw food waste; Middle: simple control panel - after loading just press the green RUN button; Right: food waste in the chamber (door interlocked normally - this view is for demonstration purposes only






What Are the Benefits of an Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer?

  • Huge savings: No more collection of wet food waste in black bags or bins is needed. 80% of food waste is water and Eco-Smart eliminates this completely.
  • Frees up valuable space: Storing wet food waste takes up space:
  • Eco-Smart reduces the need for separate wheelie bins because it reduces the volume by 80%.
  • Eliminates smells: Food waste in bins and compactors will start to smell, especially in hot weather. Dried food waste coming from Eco-Smart is inert and can be stored odour-free for a more pleasant back of house environment.
  • No more food waste down the drain: Traditional food waste disposal units macerate food and flush small particles of waste down the drain, a practice that's now officially discouraged by water authorities. Fat build up requires enzyme dispensers or unpleasant fat traps to keep drains clear. Eco-Smart eliminates all of this. The evaporated and condensed pure water eco waste has no food particles in it and can go straight down the drain - just like tap water - revolutionary!
  • Eliminates vermin problems: Raw food waste in bins and compactors attracts vermin, rats, mice, flies and wasps. Eco-Smart eliminates this nasty problem forever.
  • No need for an anaerobic digester (traditional composter): These units take two to six weeks to breakdown food waste and require the daily addition of precise quantities of carbon material (usually woodchip). They are also smelly, and typical installations attract flies! Eco-Smart is a cleaner, quicker and hassle-free solution.
  • No 'added bacteria': Some 'overnight' food digesters require the addition of special bacteria to digest the food waste, this is not required with the Eco-Smart.


Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer - discharging
Eco-Smart food waste dryer: Left; clean, condensed water discharging during the drying process; Middle: dried food waste discharging from the Eco-Smart at the end of the cycle; Right: Dried food waste - the colour depends on the composition of the original raw food waste loaded.

There are five models in the range:

ES80 Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer: 25-80kg per cycle

ES150 Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer: 50-150kg per cycle

ES300 Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer: 100-300kg per cycle

ES500 Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer: 180-500kg per cycle

ES1000 Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer: 335-1000kg per cycle

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