Operating a food business - Frequently asked questions

How do I dispose of my food waste and general waste?

All food businesses, including those involved in catering, food production, food preparation, retail premises, restaurants, pubs, cafes, and fast-food shops are required to have a waste disposal contract for general food waste.

More information about food and waste disposal 

Business / Trade waste service

If your business sells or distributes food, you may have to dispose of waste.  This waste may include foods that are no longer intended for human consumption, these are known as former foodstuffs.  If food waste or former foodstuffs are of animal origin or contain products of animal origin, you must dispose of them in a way that doesn’t pose a risk to human or animal health.