Meath County Council has a number of recycling centres across the county. A lot of their customers use the centre as a one stop shop for all their waste and recycling. Their customers tend to be highly environmentally conscious and over the years numerous requests were received by Meath County Council to provide a more sustainable food waste solution. Harp Renewables provided Navan Recycling Centre with a Harp CX2 Digester.
To begin, 25L kitchen caddy bins were provided to all users, together with compostable bags. Workshops were held which explained the importance of diverting organic waste from landfill and provided simple comprehensive information on the Do’s and Don’ts of using the Digester. Within 24 hours, an odour free nutrient-rich digestate is produced.
Bernadine Carry, Environmental Awareness Officer at Meath County Council shares,
“Our customers are delighted that they have a solution for food waste and are not causing unnecessary environmental damage by sending organic matter to landfill. Harp Renewables have been hugely helpful and very responsive to any issues which arose, particularly in the early days when people were not sure what material could be accepted and a small amount of non-compostable material (food trays) was feed in as an error. There has been a lot of interest in the unit from other Local Authorities and the DCCAE. It would be an ideal solution to any organisation with excess food waste – shopping centre, food courts, large schools or businesses and I would have no hesitation in recommending both Harp Renewables to any interested party”.