This month our food waste project at Glasgow Clyde College Anniesland Campus reached a new milestone when it passed the 20 tonnes mark.Anniesland_Rocket

The food waste which includes preparation waste, unsold food and uneaten food scraps, has all been diverted from landfill providing the College with both financial and environmental savings.

Input - food residuals

Input – food residuals

The project started three years ago and since then food waste has been collected from several locations across the campus including the cafe, the coffee shop and the children’s nursery. This is then processed using a Rocket A900 in Vessel Composter (IVC) which turns the waste into a valuable compost product which is used by the Horticulture Department for various activities including the students Annual Garden Show.

You can find out more about the food waste project including details of the types of materials that go into the IVC along with details of the composting process that takes place on our website.

Glasgow Clyde College is the new College created from the merger ofGCC_Anniesland_Logo Anniesland, Cardonald and Langside Colleges, which merged in the summer.