Panda Waste has announced its 2010th brown bin collected since it introduced its service to comply with the newly introduced food regulations. The new EU Directive regulations state that food waste must be segregated from non-biodegradable materials, other waste and contaminants. The service is available to cafes, restaurants, fast food outlets and catering facilities from Dundalk to Dun Laoghaire.
“We are delighted at the success of the service so far with 2010 bins collected since we began the service in June. We have been preparing for these new regulations well in advance, having also piloted a mini brown bin collection service to 1,000 domestic customers in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown over the past few months. We provide a hassle free service to catering premises,” says Brian McCabe, director of Panda Waste.
He adds: “Food waste material needs to be processed in a full animal by-product compliant facility which is a high cost. However, the customer will pay no extra for this. The material in the brown bin will be charged exactly the same as when it was in the black bin.”
Panda Waste was acquired by Eamon Waters in 1990, has a turnover in the region of Eur50 million and employs over 200 people in three facilities, one in Meath and two in Dublin. Panda has over 70,000 domestic customers (60,000 of whom are in Dublin) with over 3,000 commercial customers nationwide.
Pictured outside Riva Restaurant is proprietor Dieter Bergman and Brian McCabe, general manager of Panda Waste, to announce Panda’s 2010th brown bin collected.