IMC has introduced the WasteStation waste disposal unit, which is said to reduce the volume of food waste by 80% and the actual mass by up to 60%.
The dewaterer and macerator grinds food waste into fine particles that are then fed into the built-in dewatering system.
A centrifugal action forces excess liquid out of the macerated waste, depositing the grey water directly into the drain. The compacted solid waste is then collected in small lidded bins, ready for onward processing.
The WasteStation is designed to process up to 700kg of food waste per hour and can reduce waste storage, transport and labour costs.
The unit is claimed to be energy saving, self-emptying and self-cleaning. Being fully enclosed, it should also be quiet in operation.
An LED display allows the user to monitor each cycle while an electronic sensor detects when the bin is full. List prices start at £15,677.