A North-east organics recycling company has teamed up with Scotland’s top fish and chip shop to cut the amount of food waste going to landfill.
Keenan Recycling, in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, is working with The Bay Fish and Chips, located in Stonehaven, to recycle three quarters of their food waste into compost.
The firm transforms food and garden waste into British Standard Industry compost at the £5m award-winning site and works with a number of Scottish authorities and North-east businesses. Last year, Keenan unveiled a £1.3million expansion securing its spot as the largest vertical composting unit (VCU) site in the world with a similar venture in Canada. The firm currently processes in excess of 70,000 tonnes of organic waste per year.
The Bay was named best Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year in Scotland in the National Fish and Chip Awards.
Owner Calum Richardson contacted Keenan after learning about the company’s recent expansion to its VCU site. He said that prior to signing up with Keenan, all of The Bay’s food waste, estimated at around 15 tonnes per year, went to landfill sites.
Mr Richardson said:
“We strive to be a fully sustainable company, and working with Keenan Recycling fits the bill with what we believe. We were the first fish and chips shop to receive two stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association and this is a great chance for us to keep moving forward.”
Keenan Recycling Managing Director Grant Keenan said:
“We are really pleased to be working with such a forward-thinking business and it is great to see a local company leading the way for the fish and chip industry.”
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