All businesses in the food manufacturing industry produce waste, but not all food waste can be handled the same way. Liquid food waste, which for years filled sewers and was discharged into the environment, needs new solutions. Whether your state is cracking down on wastewater or you’re looking for a more environmentally friendly way to recycle liquid food waste, Agri-Cycle has the tools to not only recycle it with our anaerobic digestors, but also get it from your location with our fleet of tanker trucks.
Sustainable Liquid Food Waste Recycling
A key part of sustainability often overlooked in companies isn’t what green initiatives go into your products but rather how you’re managing the waste you produce. For businesses with liquid food waste, many food waste recycling initiatives just don’t work—not only due to logistics, but the smell nuisance and off-gasses that accompanies liquid food waste. Commercial composting on small scales won’t work, especially concerning greenhouse gas emissions.
At Agri-Cycle, we utilize AD digestion facilities that help close the loop literally when it comes to keeping methane and other gasses out of the atmosphere and making sure all food waste is recycled (we call it bringing Food Full Circle).
How We Help Common Liquid Food Waste Industries
We help a wide array of partnered businesses manage their food waste, including those trying to limit their wastewater and those specifically limited from doing so by regulation or food waste bans. Some of the most common industries we help are:
- Dairies & Dairy Manufacturing: From milk to its many delicious byproducts such as cheese, ice cream, and butter, a lot of whey and other liquid waste is produced—and that’s not counting spoilage.
- Breweries & Distilleries: For every one gallon of beer produced, an average of 5-6 gallons is used. This liquid waste—known as effluent—can contain all sorts of materials and chemicals, from wort to trub to bits of grain and hops.
- Restaurant & Cafeteria Food Grease: Many states have banned restaurants and cafeterias from dumping fats, oils, grease, and solids (known collectively as FOGS) down the drain. This food grease (also known as brown grease) is collected in grease traps. If you are in MA give us a call. We operate Food Grease Trappers, an oil and grease trap business.
We also deal with slurries, liquid byproducts, and any other food waste in any non-solid state (as well as solid food waste).
Our Liquid Food Waste Tanker Fleet
We have a large fleet of food waste collection trucks up and down the east coast, of which liquid tanker trucks are just one. Regardless of your volume, hookups, and logistic requirements for your liquid waste, we can meet them. If you’re interested in discovering more about our truck fleet and service area, check out our blog, Bringing Food Waste Disposal to You: Agri-Cycle’s Truck Fleet & Service Area.
Want to learn more about our services and how our sustainability works? Explore why you need a food waste collection service and our sustainable solutions for dealing with food waste. Here at Agri-Cycle, it is our goal to keep food not only out of the landfill but also the sewer and wastewater discharges into the environment. Contact us today to get started by getting a quote or calling us at 1-800-850-9560.