Packed food waste

Packed food waste

Packed food waste consists of packed products – wet and dry – such as leftovers from supermarkets, organic household waste (kerbside collected waste), restaurant & hotel leftovers, industrial & commercial organic waste.

These co-products feature a high calorific value and are perfect for digestion, which makes them ideal for use in biogas installations. However, after collecting lots of products remain packed and still contain plastics, metal, cardboard or other materials. If the packaging is not removed in a correct way before entering the biogas installation, it will cause all sorts of problems throughout the whole process. Think of floating layers of packaging, sedimentation of packaging, wear on pump/piping. In worst case it will end up in the digestate and as the packaging will not digest, the organic part cannot be spread across the land.


Kerbside waste, Hotel/Restaurant waste, Bread products, Food production failures, Shop return waste, Canned products, Drums, Various containers, Baby foods, Household products, Deodorants, Powdered milk, Fruits, Vegetables, Returns, Tetra Pak Containers, Soft packaging, Sachets, Confectionery, Pet foods, Processed meats.

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Our solutions for
Packed food waste

Mavitec Paddle Depacker 2.0

Paddle Depacker 2.0

High capacity depackaging unit separates the organic material from the packaging up to 30 m3 per hour.
Model S Open

Paddle Depacker Model S

Compact sized depackaging machine separates the organic material from the packaging. The Paddle Depacker Model S handles up to 5 m3 per hour.