2. What happens to your food recycling

How much food waste do we collect?

In 2023/24 we collected about 4,500 tonnes of food waste.

Where does your food waste go?

Food waste is reprocessed at an anaerobic digestion plant and last year most of this was processed at Surrey County Councils Eco Park (Shepperton) west Surrey. During the digestion process methane gas is produced and captured, then used to fuel engines that generate electricity. Fertiliser is also produced for farmers to grow crops. 

In 2023/24 the Surrey Eco Park reprocessed your food waste to power more than 450 homes and the fertiliser produced was sufficient to grow crops on a 350 acre farm.