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Gregor Keenan, Operations Director at Keenan Recycling

Keenan Recycling strengthens food waste diversion with strategic sale of Linwood facility

Keenan Recycling, the UK’s biggest food waste collection company, announces the successful sale of its Linwood food waste transfer station in Scotland to Bio Capital Group, a prominent commercial energy-from-food-waste producer.

This strategic move streamlines Keenan’s operations and reinforces their commitment to maximising food waste diversion.

Gregor Keenan, Operations Director at Keenan Recycling, said: “Our aim in developing a food waste depackaging facility at Linwood was to produce a clean, consistent feedstock for Anaerobic Digestion plants. Our aim was to maximise organic recovery from our food waste collections in and around Glasgow.

“Over the past five years we have developed a process supplying Bio Capital’s Energen and Barkip AD plants with high quality liquidised food. We will still continue to supply the Linwood facility with feedstock from our Glasgow food waste collections as one of our 19 UK depots,” adds Gregor.

The sale will allow Keenan Recycling to focus on expanding its food waste collection services across the UK, particularly in preparation for upcoming food waste regulations in England.

The Linwood facility diverts 13,200 tonnes of food waste annually, saving an estimated 11,554 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to taking over 6,800 cars off the road for a year.

Bio Capital Group, a trusted partner to local authorities, food manufacturers, and retailers, specialises in diverting food waste from landfills and transforming it into renewable biogas and electricity. This aligns perfectly with Keenan Recycling’s commitment to sustainable waste management.

Keenan Recycling collects food waste from every postcode in Wales, Scotland, and England on its own fleet. It is collected from businesses along with public and private sector organisations and is then transformed into either compost, renewable electricity, gas, heat, or fuel.

Its ever-growing fleet of specialised food waste collection vehicles including hydrogen and HVO, operate across 19 depots, offering private & public sector clients an opportunity to segregate food waste, lower their carbon footprint, and improve their green credentials.

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