Low and Behold is managing an innovation project on behalf of the Local Government Association. We will investigating the impact of food waste disposers in domestic households; both in terms of residual waste reduction and the impact on the sewage system.
Food waste macerators, or disposers (FWD), are an interesting piece of kit. In theory they could reduce the amount of food waste going into the residual waste stream; but if they do it will still be counting as disposal, not recycling. In theory, they could reduce vehicle movements by sending the material through the existing sewage system to AD; but they could also block the sewers.
This pilot is aiming to build the evidence base in this country, so that authorities, and government, can give advice and base policy on the facts.
We are currently looking for innovative local authorities or housing associations that are interested in finding out more.
If you are an English authority and have a new build or refurbishment housing project underway or planned for 2012/13, then please do get in touch.