Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet has designed and built a plug and play Comp-tainer on-site food waste recycling system for a luxury hotel on the Carribean Island of Mustique.
The system has all the equipment required to recycle and compost up to 5cu m a week of food waste in hot or cold climates. Inside the system is a Dehydra food waste dewatering system and a Rocket composter.
The first of these units, shipped last month, needs only to be connected to a power lead and water pipes before the first hotel food waste can be brought in for processing. Compost comes out the other end after as little as two weeks.
The machine’s continual process will allow the hotel to add food waste into the system each day, and use the compost to improve ground quality at the site as well as its environmental credentials.
The Comp-tainer was created after Tidy Planet’s expansion into the oil exploration and mining camp sector. The units were designed to sit alongside temporary portable kitchens in remote locations, so that such operations could grow their own food using the compost rather than ship it in, as well as remove the issue of food waste and odours that attract animals.