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10 October 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970

A ‘safe’ collection system for catering, food and hospitality industries has been launched


Fatboxx, from Peter Ridley Waste Systems, is a wheeled container, specially designed to separately collect a wide range of food-related materials, including used cooking fats, oil and grease; food waste from the catering or food processing sector; and animal by-products from meat rendering plants and slaughterhouses.

It is claimed to deliver a better level of service to food sector customers because the bins are designed to be easy to manoeuvre and clean. Features and benefits include:

  • Lockable, sealed lid is air and liquid tight, preventing leaks and unpleasant odours,
  • Liquids as hot as 110 degrees can be placed in the bin without distorting the body,
  • Viewable measuring scale down the body allows easy monitoring of liquid levels,
  • ‘Big Foot’ Wheels mean higher load bearing capability, moving easily in and out of premises,
  • No corners or edges to trap residues make the bins easier to empty and clean,
  • EN840 certified – the recognised European Standard for mobile waste containers,

Fatboxx is said to contribute to the ‘circular economy’ by collecting used edible fats, oils and food waste separately that can then be used to produce various types of energy such as biodiesel or methane.

One customer already using Fatboxx is Colbeck, a collector of waste edible oil and fat in the fish and chip and food service sector. “80-85% of our customers are now using the Fatboxx, with more requesting the container every day,” explained Ross Murdoch, General Manager, Waste Edible Oil Division, Henry Colbeck.


Pictured: Peter Ridley’s Fatboxx is proving popular with the safe collection of used fats and cooking oils that can later be used in renewable energy systems

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 10 October 2014


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