Waste specialist captures kitchen oil and fats


A waste systems company is vowing to take the foodservice sector by storm with a practical solution for the safe recovery of used fats and cooking oils.

Suffolk-based Peter Ridley Waste Systems says the introduction of ‘Fatboxx’ — a wheeled container specially designed to separately collect a wide range of food-related materials including FOG — is ideal for restaurants, cafes, hotels and food manufacturers that use huge amounts of cooking oil and fats on a daily basis.

Fatboxx collects the leftover fats in a safe and environmentally-friendly way, with a lockable, air-tight lid preventing leaks and unpleasant odours. Liquids as hot as 110°C can be placed in the bin without distorting the body.

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‘Big Foot’ Wheels ensure higher load-bearing capability, making it easy to move in and out of premises, while the product is EN840 certified, the recognised European Standard for mobile waste containers

Peter Ridley says commercial recycling companies find the system helps them deliver a better level of service to their food sector customers because the bins are easy to manoeuvre and clean.

Ross Murdoch, general manager of Henry Colbeck Limited’s Waste Edible Oil division, a leading collector of waste edible oil and fat in the fish and chip and foodservice sector, said: “80-85% of our customers are now using the Fatboxx, with more requesting the container every day. Their professional appearance, manoeuvrability and ease of collection and cleaning, make the Fatboxx container perfect”.

Recycling firms that can collect used edible fats, oils and food waste separately can convert them into renewable resources.

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