Keenan Recycling sells Linwood facility to strengthen focus on food waste collection services

Keenan Recycling sells Linwood facility to strengthen focus on food waste collection services

Gregor Keenan

Aberdeen-headquartered food waste collection company Keenan Recycling has sold its Linwood food waste transfer station to Bio Capital Group, a commercial energy-from-food-waste producer.

The move streamlines Keenan’s operations and reinforces their commitment to maximising food waste diversion.

Gregor Keenan, operations director at Keenan Recycling, said: “Our aim in developing a food waste depackaging facility at Linwood was to produce a clean, consistent feedstock for Anaerobic Digestion plants. Our aim was to maximise organic recovery from our food waste collections in and around Glasgow.”

He added: “Over the past five years we have developed a process supplying Bio Capital’s Energen and Barkip AD plants with high quality liquidised food.

“We will still continue to supply the Linwood facility with feedstock from our Glasgow food waste collections as one of our 19 UK depots.”

The Linwood facility has diverted 13,200 tonnes of food waste annually, resulting in an estimated saving of 11,554 tonnes of CO2 emissions. This saving is equivalent to removing over 6,800 cars from the road for a year.

The sale will allow Keenan Recycling to focus on expanding its food waste collection services across the UK, particularly in preparation for upcoming food waste regulations in England.

Bio Capital’s general manager George O’Malley said: “This transfer station is an important acquisition to the Bio Capital group, securing local feedstock, and gives us an opportunity to expand our tonnage portfolio.

“Bio Capital continues to acquire strategic sites and develop working partnerships with key stakeholders, this is yet another exciting move, both for the company, as well as for Scotland and the UK’s net zero ambitions.”

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