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Wakefield is a key point of the Rhubarb Triangle and famous for producing the vegetable, but the West Yorkshire city also creates plenty of food waste. There are more than 350 restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes, and takeaways across Wakefield serving food. Both kitchens and customers create waste from expired ingredients and by-products to plate leftovers.

Food waste in Wakefield must be removed from any business by licensed waste carriers. Regular and reliable collections help keep premises clean and hygienic, which is vital where food preparation occurs. All waste food is diverted away from landfill, often composted or sent for anaerobic digestion.

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Food recycling in Wakefield

At Divert we provide free food waste bins for Wakefield businesses to safely store and recycle:

  • Leftovers from customers
  • Dairy foods – eggs, cheese, and cream
  • Raw and cooked meat and fish, including bones
  • Raw and cooked fruit and vegetables
  • Tea leaves, bags, and coffee grounds

You just cover the costs of collection, whether your food waste bins are removed daily, weekly, or fortnightly. Get a free quote for food waste collection in Wakefield – call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online.

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How commercial food waste collection in Wakefield works

Start with a free no-obligation quote for food waste collection in Wakefield tailored to your needs. Just tell us the number and size of food waste bins you need, how often you want them collected, and where from. We’ll provide a fixed price and can book delivery and collections of your food waste bins.

Simply fill each bin with waste food within any weight limits and move them to the agreed pickup point ahead of the collection time and day. Our team in a purple van driven by a licensed waste carrier will come to remove and replace your bins, and then drive them to a local waste transfer station.

The waste food will be checked and sent to an anaerobic digestion or composting plant for responsible disposal. At an anaerobic digestion plant the waste food is broken down and used to create energy. Composting involves adding it to huge compost piles that are turned regularly and the results are used for agricultural purposes.

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Who needs food waste collection in Wakefield?

Every Wakefield business in the food service industry needs reliable commercial waste collections. Restaurants along Wood Street in the centre, pubs in Castleford, and takeaways in Horbury all create waste food that needs storing and removing safely and responsibly. Regular food waste collection helps keep such premises clean and hygienic.

Some shops may also need waste food collections in Wakefield to get rid of spoiled goods and products. Offices and businesses that only produce scraps of waste food can dispose of these with general waste.

The main organisations that need food waste collection across Wakefield are:

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Pubs
  • Schools
  • Cafes

Free food waste bins in Wakefield 

Get free food waste bins delivered anywhere in Wakefield and the wider district – simply pay for their collection. Zero rental or delivery charges for the bins add to our affordable and competitive prices. Daily, weekly, and fortnightly collections are available to suit your needs.

All 240 litre wheelie bins we provide for safe and secure food waste storage have two wheels, which makes them easy to move. Place them near the point of food waste production and manoeuvre to the collection point effortlessly. They’re the same size as household wheelie bins – big enough for three to five bags of food waste.

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Why use Divert for food waste collection in Wakefield?

Divert your waste food away from landfill in Wakefield and save money on disposal costs with free bins for your business. No rental or delivery fees cut your food waste collection costs, while recycling reduces how much landfill tax you pay for waste food disposal. Plus, it helps keep Wakefield as green as Pugneys Country Park.

Get a free no-obligation quote with fixed prices and labour included for your food waste collections in Wakefield. Tailor removals to suit your needs with the number and size of bins and collection frequencies that provide a cost-effective and efficient solution for your organisation.

We’re based in Yorkshire and have great connections to waste sites in and around Wakefield. Our drivers and customer service team know the area and roads well. This helps us deliver a truly local service for food waste management in Wakefield, so you benefit from fast, flexible, and affordable solutions.

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Arrange food waste collection in Wakefield

Get a free quote for food waste collection in Wakefield – call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online. Let us know the number and size of food waste bins you need, where you want them collected from in Wakefield, and how often. One of our friendly and expert team can help if you’ve got any questions.

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Wakefield food waste FAQs

  • Where do you collect food waste in Wakefield?

    We can collect food waste from anywhere in Wakefield and the wider district. This includes restaurant waste in Wakefield city centre, leftover ingredients from takeaways in Dewsbury, to food waste from cafes in Mirfield. Food waste collection from anywhere with a WF postcode is available, including from: 

    • Wakefield city centre, Outwood, Eastmoor, and Agbrigg (WF1)
    • Alverthorpe, Kirkhamgate, Newmillerdam, Sandal, Walton, and Wrenthorpe (WF2)
    • Carlton, East Ardsley, Lofthouse, Robin Hood, Stanley, Thorpe, and Tingley (WF3)
    • Crofton, Flockton, Horbury, Netherton, Ryhill, West Bretton, and Woolley (WF4)
    • Ossett, Gawthorpe, and Healey (WF5)
    • Normanton and Altofts (WF6)
    • Featherstone, Ackton, Ackworth Moor Top, and Purston Jaglin (WF7)
    • Pontefract, Kirk Smeaton, Little Smeaton, and Thorpe Audlin (WF8)
    • South Elmsall, South Kirkby, Upton, Fitzwilliam, Hemsworth, and Kinsley (WF9)
    • Castleford, Glasshoughton, Allerton Bywater, Ledston, and New Fryston (WF10)
    • Knottingley, Brotherton, Fairburn, and Byram (WF11)
    • Dewsbury, Thornhill, Briestfield, and Chickenley (WF12)
    • Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury Moor, and Staincliffe (WF13)
    • Mirfield, Battyeford, and Hopton (WF14)
    • Liversedge, Hartshead, Hightown, and Roberttown (WF15)
    • Heckmondwike (WF16)
    • Batley, Birstall, Hanging Heaton, Soothill, and Staincliffe (WF17)
  • How do I dispose of my food waste at home in Wakefield?

    Dispose of food scraps and small amounts of food waste at home in Wakefield in your general waste bins. If you’ve got a compost bin or pile this is a sustainable way to get rid of waste food at home too. You can also take some food waste to HWRCs in and around Wakefield or arrange collection with Divert.

  • How many food banks are in Wakefield?

    There are 33 food banks across Wakefield. These are part of the Wakefield & District Food Aid Network, which aims to redistribute the oversupply of food stock amongst its members. These can be found in churches, community spaces, and other places across Wakefield. Find out more about Wakefield food banks.