Can I mix the food waste with any other waste?

Food waste can be mixed with other biodegradable wastes provided that it does not impact on the quantity of food waste which is presented and it allows food waste to be managed in a way which meets the relevant quality standards and promote high quality recycling.

The relevant quality standards are PAS100 for composting and PAS110 for anaerobic digestion. Therefore, food waste can only be mixed with other biodegradable wastes listed in the PAS 100 & 110 standards and only if the resulting mix can still be processed to those standards.

Food waste must not be mixed, either at source, in the collection vehicle or at the processing facility, with waste which would undermine these quality standards such as residual municipal waste or sewage sludge.