Catering Food Waste Recycling

Food waste solutions for catering businesses

Are you in the catering business? A cafe, restaurant or perhaps a school, hotel or commercial caterer? If so then a Ridan Composter could be the perfect solution for your catering food waste recycling.

Food being served in restaurant canteen

Catering food waste in messy bin

Food waste problems

  • Messy bins
  • Potential hygiene issues
  • Potential insect or rodent problems
  • Bad odours
  • Waste disposal costs
  • Adding to landfill and Co2 emissions

Healthy compost

Food waste solutions

  • Recycle waste on your premises
  • Remove the need for bins
  • Clean and hygienic
  • No insects or rodents
  • No bad odours
  • No disposal costs
  • Reduce Co2 emissions
  • Environmentally friendly

Large Ridan composter for catering food waste

Recycle your Food Waste On-site with Ridan

On-site recycling for catering food waste is now a practical, viable, completely environmentally friendly solution for catering outlets. Hundreds of schools, hotels, cafes and restaurants across the UK and beyond are already reaping the benefits of recycling their food waste onsite. By installing a Ridan onsite, not only will you reduce your carbon footprint and lower your waste disposal costs, you’ll also be producing fresh, healthy compost for the garden.


What can your catering business compost?


  • Dairy, cheese, butter, eggs.
  • Fruit and Veg (including skins)
  • Meat & Fish (raw and cooked)
  • Bread
  • Salads
  • Pasta, Rice
  • Oils and fats
  • Plate scrapings, anything edible.
catering food waste composting

All raw and cooked food waste can be composted in a Ridan. Fruit, veg, greens and prep compost most easily, however starches, meats and dough take longer to digest, much like our own digestive systems, so a mixture of both types of foods is essential.

Dead leaves, straw, paper, cardboard and tissue can be composted by layering them into the Maturation Box, between the compost as it is loaded, this works better than adding them to the Ridan. For more information go to: How the Ridan Composter works


Which Ridan is right for your catering business?


Specifications The Small RidanThe Medium RidanThe Large Ridan
Maximum Throughput 80 Litres per week 200 Litres per week 400 Litres per week
Unit Dimensions (meters)2.1L x 1.0W x 1.4H2.4L x 1.0W x 1.5H2.5L x 1.0W x1.6H
Unit Weight (empty)50Kg60Kg70Kg
Price of Ridan £2250 plus vat £2950 plus vat £3650 plus vat
Maturation Boxes1 @ £360 plus vat2 @ £360 each plus vat3 @ £360 each plus vat


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The Catering Food Waste Recycling System.

The National Trust has been extremely proactive in promoting their use of Ridan Food Waste Composters on their sites. It has given them a cost effective way of recycling their food waste. The properties we have supplied to tend to have 2-3 large Ridan Composters. Click here to read a case study of how the National Trust recycled their food waste with the Ridan Composter.