Anaerobic Digestion

About our Anaerobic Digestion service

When it comes to food waste recycling, many companies are looking for ways to green their operations.

Anaerobic Digestion (AD) can help substantially with the responsible recycling and disposal of things like food waste along with sewage sludge and farm waste. At Oxford Direct Services, we offer this responsible recycling process to local businesses to turn inevitable waste into much-needed renewable energy and nutrient-rich fertiliser.

Why choose our Anaerobic Digestion services?

We have partnered with Agrivert, a market leader in responsible food waste recycling in the UK.

Anaerobic digestion uses the absence of oxygen to break down organic material, creating a methane-rich gas known as a biogas. Not only does this reduce the amount of waste that ends up landfill in the incinerator, but this low-cost, renewable gas can be used as fuel. The gas is created in a secured tank, and once the gas is formed, it can be used to generate heat and electricity. The substance leftover from the process can then be used as biofertilizer that can replace fossil fuel-derived fertilisers used on farmland.

What happens to the waste?

The process reduces carbon emissions whilst creating fertiliser and renewable energy that could have a substantial impact on Britain’s carbon footprint; it’s estimated that the AD sector could reduce the total greenhouse gas emissions from the UK by more than 2 per cent. AD differs from other composting methods as it is not limited to use with certain materials - it can be used to treat a wide range of products, such as:

  • Animal by-products
  • Biodegradable waste
  • Cooked produce

Conventional disposal methods of food waste can result in the creation of methane, a gas that is 22 times more harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide. By using this waste to generate fuel and environmentally-responsible fertiliser, businesses can reduce this harmful impact and green their recycling practices.

Additional information

As a local authority, we are committed to transforming the food waste from our community into powerful energy.  

We support the creation of electricity and improved farming conditions whilst sending zero food waste to landfill, and now it’s easy for you to as well. Anaerobic Digestion has been recognised by the following bodies:

  • The Government Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
  • The Welsh Assembly
  • The Scottish Parliament
  • The National Farmers Union

If your business wants to reduce levels of food waste, methane and landfill content it generates, contact Oxford Direct Services. We offer anaerobic digestion services that can help businesses make a change.