Catering Waste Management: Waste Removal & Disposal

From food waste to plastics, glass and cardboard, NRC can manage it all. Get in touch today and we will streamline your catering waste disposal services. With competitive prices, nationwide coverage and an unmatched reputation, it just makes sense to choose NRC.

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Why us

Expert catering waste disposal you can count on

We’ve been managing catering waste disposals all over the UK for years. So, when it comes to choosing a catering waste management company you can trust, make us your go-to.

Whether you’re handling small get-togethers or big events, our budget-friendly rates and top-notch service are here for you. We provide the catering waste bins, pick up your rubbish, and take care of it in an eco-friendly way, making the whole process smooth and easy.

Our commitment is to provide straightforward, efficient services. If you’re in search of dependable catering waste collections, look no further than NRC. When you partner with us, you’re choosing an expert team that is fully committed to managing your waste in an efficient and cost-effective way.

Our Services

Our catering waste disposal services

We are accredited catering waste management specialists

  • Zero Waste To Landfill Practitioner
  • mrw award
  • mrw finalist award
  • iso qualifications


Hear from some of our happy customers

"NRC completed a full site audit and advised us on improvements we could make increasing recycling and reducing costs. They worked with our team to help everyone understand what we are trying to achieve. We have since invested in new equipment and the waste management process is much more efficient – and we now recycle over 90% of our waste. The NRC team are responsive and attend site whenever we need them."

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"NRC has demonstrated great flexibility and responsiveness with a rigorous approach to compliance management that is very much sought after by a leading UK charity such as ours. The centralised and transparent approach has enabled British Heart Foundation to investigate options and alternatives during the normal course of business, with the ease of having a single point of contact to take the hassle out of waste management for us."

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"We started working with NRC in 2017 using their expertise to improve service delivery and reduce costs for our customers. We have built our portfolio with NRC every year since and rely on their responsive, managed approach to add value to our own proposition."

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"NRC fully grasped our needs and designed a solution to suit our business that has delivered dramatic improvements above and beyond what was initially expected. The fact that we deal with a dedicated compliance and recycling contract manager at NRC while receiving expert service from some of the UK’s leading regional waste and recycling management suppliers gives us the best of both worlds and we’re delighted with the results."

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The team

Meet the team

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Paul Jackson, Consortium Director

Paul has over 36 years of experience in the waste and recycling sector. Having spent this time working for the largest waste management companies in the UK and Europe at a senior level, he has developed in-depth knowledge of the UK waste and recycling sector.

The types of catering waste we collect

Every catering business, big or small, produces a wide range of waste streams. At NRC Business Waste, we have experience in handling them all.

Commercial Waste Disposal

General Waste

Catering businesses will inevitably produce lots of general waste. You can trust us to dispose of it in the most eco-friendly way possible, and let you know exactly what we did with it through our online portal.


Mixed Recycling

Looking to recycle more? We’ve got your back. Just do some sorting at your end, and we’ll take care of the rest of the recycling process for you.

Cardboard Waste


Caterers generate a lot of paper and cardboard waste. With us, you’ll know it’s fully recycled.

Food Waste

Food Waste

Leftover meals or food scraps? We can turn them into eco-friendly products like green energy or compost. Separating food waste can even cut down on your usual waste costs.

Glass Waste


Caterers can produce a lot of glass waste. Dealing with this waste separately means it can be fully recycled, while also reducing your general waste costs due to its weight.



Caterers need a confidential waste disposal service they can trust. From collection to destruction, you can count on NRC Business Waste to dispose of your confidential hospital waste in line with UK regulations.

Commercial Waste Disposal

Commodities (with rebates)

Does your catering business generate substantial amounts of cardboard or plastic waste? Give it to us, and we’ll pay you a rebate in return.


Other Waste

In addition to our main waste streams, we also collect and dispose of WEEE and sanitary waste.


WEEE Waste

From small and large appliances to laptops and mobile phones, you can trust NRC Business Waste to responsibly and efficiently manage your WEEE waste collection.


Electrical Waste

From small and large appliances to laptops and mobile phones, you can trust NRC Business Waste to responsibly and efficiently manage your WEEE waste collections.


Pharmaceutical Waste

From sharps to supplements, no matter what type of pharmaceutical waste you generate, you can count on NRC Business Waste to handle it all.


Hazardous Waste

Whether you produce old petrol at a garage or remove certain types of wood in construction, NRC Business Waste can handle your hazardous waste management.


Sanitary Waste

Need someone to empty and collect the waste from your sanitary bins? Or are you overseeing a busy healthcare facility? No matter your industry or type of sanitary waste, we can help.


Medical Waste

From contaminated sharps to PPE, we have the experience and know-how to efficiently and effectively manage it all.


Textile Waste

From manufacturing to retail, no matter what industry you work in, if you generate textile waste, we’re here to help.


Sharps Waste

We can provide sharps bins, as well as a comprehensive, reliable and sustainable collection service for all your sharps waste.


Dental Waste

Whether your practice produces general, recycling or clinical waste, NRC Business Waste is the expert you need to manage it all.


Plastic Waste

No matter what industry you operate in, from office and education to warehousing and hospitality, you can trust us to manage your plastic waste in an eco-friendly way.


Metal Waste

We’re experts in all things metal waste management, and will always prioritise the sustainable disposal of all metal waste, no matter the sector.


Waste Oil

From airports to garages and pubs to construction sites, we are at the ready to handle the collection and sustainable disposal of your waste oil.


Fridge / Freezers Waste

You can always count on NRC Business Waste to collect, break down and recycle each part of your waste fridge freezers.


Inert Waste (Bricks, Concrete, Soil, Stone)

If your construction site or factory produces lots of inert waste, look no further than NRC Business Waste. We have the expertise and infrastructure to efficiently manage it all.


Plasterboard Waste

Whether you’re in facilities management or construction, count on NRC Business Waste to dispose of your plasterboard waste in the most environmentally friendly way.


Wood Waste

From wood packaging, pallets and timber, to any other type of wood scraps, we can help you handle it in a clean, green and compliant way.


Paper Waste

Paper waste is a natural byproduct of most industries. It’s also one of the easiest materials to recycle – hand it over to NRC Business Waste and count on us for reliable collections and honest prices.


PVC Waste

PVC is one of the most widely used types of plastics and can be found in anything from clothing to piping. If you need help managing your PVC waste, look no further than NRC Business Waste.

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Nationwide catering waste management services

Businesses that prepare food for customers, whether it’s a grand meal or just a simple sandwich for care home residents, are essentially providing a catering service. As a result, the waste produced during this process is considered catering waste. This can include:

  • Food waste
  • Plastics (from food packaging or ingredients)
  • Glass recycling
  • Cardboard

Whether you’re overseeing a shopping centre or a campsite, any place with food preparation facilities will need some form of catering waste management. That’s where NRC comes in. Our expert, fully comprehensive catering waste removals are tailored to you can include:

  • Scheduled pick-ups
  • On-demand services
  • Customised waste management plans

Get in touch with our team today for a free, customised quote.

Case Studies

Caterers that use our waste removal services

We offer our business waste management services to independent SMEs and large, household name brands.

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Sanctuary Students

34% reduction in general waste volume

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Increase in recycling of over 300%

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31% of the waste was recycled, 65% of it was recovered

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Reduced general waste cost by 40%


“NRC completed a full site audit and advised us on improvements we could make increasing recycling and reducing costs. They worked with our team to help everyone understand what we are trying to achieve. We have since invested in new equipment and the waste management process is much more efficient – and we now recycle over 90% of our waste. The NRC team are responsive and attend site whenever we need them.”

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Operating nationwide

Whether you’re managing one site, or multiple catering sites across the UK, our network means we are perfectly positioned to manage the waste from them all.

Reliable partnerships

Our partners are handpicked for their quality, reliable services. When you choose NRC Business Waste, you will always enjoy timely, honest and friendly catering waste collections.

Efficient solutions

If you partner with NRC Business Waste for your catering waste management, you’ll never be left in the lurch by unpredictable or unreliable waste collections again.


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Cost effective and reliable catering waste removal and disposal

Our catering waste collection services have been trusted by businesses all across the UK. With three decades of experience behind us, we’ve become known for our dependability. You can always count on us to keep your catering business waste-free in a sustainable, compliant and cost-effective way.

We understand that catering comes with a wide range of different expenses. That’s why we believe your catering waste management shouldn’t break the bank. Our quotes are transparent, competitive and fully tailored to your catering waste disposal needs. You’ll see first hand that we are always dedicated to providing you with unmatched value for your money.

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What happens to my collected catering waste?

Using innovative recycling techniques, we can turn your collected food catering waste into useful resources. These two of the most common catering waste disposal methods include:

  • Anaerobic Digestion: This process decomposes food waste without using oxygen. It’s the primary method we, and many across the UK, use.
  • In-vessel Composting: Here, food waste is broken down under specific temperatures in a controlled setting.
    Any takeaway food waste, from coffee grounds to banana skins, can be treated in this way. It’s a cost-effective and sustainable way to efficiently manage your restaurant waste disposal.

Everything from your coffee grounds to kitchen scraps can be effectively and sustainably managed using these methods. Is the perfect solution if you’re looking for a cost effective and environmentally friendly solution to your catering waste disposals.

Our dedication to sustainability is unwavering. We’re proud to report that we divert 99% of the restaurant waste we gather from ending up in landfills. Out of this, 43% gets recycled, while 56% is transformed into green energy.

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Why choose NRC Business Waste for your catering waste collections

Catering waste management is all about good recycling practices. Each site is different in scale and the type of waste produced. At NRC Business Waste we like to get into the detail. We will work with you, look at your waste production and advise the best internal and external process you need to maximise commercial recycling on-site.


Full transparency

We take environmental guidelines and health and safety standards seriously. That’s why we always play by the book when we collect your waste. We’ll even send you reports so you know exactly what happened with your waste.


Customer orientated

We’ve worked in waste management for many years, so you know our advice and expertise is second to none. You can lean on us at every turn – we’ve got all your waste removal needs under control.


Reactive & responsive

Business settings can be unpredictable – whatever happens, we are on hand and ready to help whenever you need us.


Value for money

We focus on efficiently managing your waste, without emptying your pockets. Our pricing is always fair, competitive and tailored to your waste management needs.



We promise to handle your waste collection in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Since we only partner with businesses that share our passion for sustainability, we can prioritise recycling and green energy conversion.


Nationwide coverage

Whether you operate a single catering site or a chain across the country, our expansive network ensures we’re well-equipped to manage waste solutions for them all.


One point of contact

You’ll never have the hassle of complicated communication with us – with your own account manager, you can deal with only one point of contact throughout the whole process.

Local Service

Local service deliveries

We’ve teamed up with the best local waste management businesses across the country. This means, when you choose NRC Business Waste, you can keep supporting your local community.


Simple flexible approach

Caterers evolve and sometimes their waste management needs change. If this happens, we will adjust our services to match, without any sudden contract changes or hidden costs.

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Catering waste bins

No matter how big or small your catering business is, we have all the catering waste bins you need to streamline your catering waste management.

Where we offer our catering waste collections

We partner with independent waste and recycling companies that we’ve handpicked based on their expertise, values, and reliability, so wherever your catering business is in the UK, you can be assured that you’ll get 5-star quality service.

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Frequently asked questions

What is international catering waste?

International Catering Waste (ICW) refers to any food waste that comes from international transport vehicles. This includes waste generated outside the UK, during transit, which is later disposed of in the UK. Examples include food from:
  • Cruise ships
  • Aeroplanes
  • Private yachts

What is domestic catering waste?

Domestic catering waste is any catering rubbish that is produced in the UK. Even if you use international ingredients, as long as it was prepped, cooked and served in the UK, it counts as domestic catering waste.

How much does catering waste management cost?

The cost of catering waste management depends on a few factors, such as:
  • The number of sites you have
  • Your location
  • The collection frequency
For a detailed, free quote, get in touch with our team of experts today.

Book your catering waste collections today!

Our experts are always on hand to answer any questions you have. If you need help streamlining your catering waste management, get in touch with our teams today. We can book in a free waste audit and give you a free quote – with us you always get the best service.


The other sectors we serve

Alongside out catering waste disposal services, we provide commercial waste management to the following sectors:

plastic waste

From general waste office bins to leftover kitchen scraps, we’ve got you covered. Office waste is one of the easiest to remove and recycle, so you can trust us to make your office clean-up hassle-free and environmentally responsible.

Office Waste Management
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Managing Agents

If you’re juggling waste management for multiple properties, we’ve got the nationwide solution you need.

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Facilities Management

Facilities management spans various sectors and industries. Luckily, we have the necessary resources and equipment to effortlessly collect and dispose of all facilities’ waste.

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Care Homes

Care homes produce large amounts of food, clinical, and general waste. That’s where NRC Business Waste steps in, ensuring safe, efficient and reliable waste solutions.

Care Home Waste Management
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For warehouses churning out recyclables like plastics, cardboard, and more, we’re your go-to for budget-friendly disposal.

Warehouse Waste Management
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Storage Companies

Storage companies can rely on us for regular collection and disposal of mixed bulky waste, including furniture, machinery, pallets, plastic sheeting, metal, and more.

Distribution & Logistics

Be it packaging debris, spoiled products, or broken equipment, we’ve mastered the art of handling all types of logistics waste.


We offer wholesalers a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to efficiently sort, and collect their waste, recycling as much as possible every time.

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Do you have bulky waste from your charity efforts? We’re experts in offering affordable waste solutions tailored to your charitable needs.


Backed by over 30 years of experience, you can always rely on NRC Business Waste for efficient, cost-effective and reliable airport waste collections.

Airport Waste Management
Construction Waste Management

From building to demolition, waste is unavoidable on a construction site. Choose NRC Business Waste and you’ll enjoy a building waste management service that’s reliable, efficient and gives you great value for money.


Builders Waste Management
Factory Waste Management

If you manage a manufacturing plant, you’ll know that a natural by-product of the business is waste. With the UK producing over 40 million tonnes of industrial waste, factories have a responsibility for proper waste disposal. That’s where NRC Business Waste comes in.


Factory Waste Management
School Waste Management

Did you know? The UK education sector generates over 210,000 tonnes of waste every year. Whether you manage a school, university or other education centre, you can count on NRC Business Waste to manage your waste efficiently and sustainably.


School Waste Management
Event Waste Management

With our comprehensive hospitality waste management, you can stay compliant, save money and boost your reputation. We have decades of experience – choosing NRC Business Waste is choosing smart.


Event Waste Management
Hotel Waste Management

If you’re looking for an expert in hotel waste collection and disposal, your search ends here. We’ve collected waste for hotels of all sizes across the UK, and we’ve got 30 years of experience to back us up.


Hotel Waste Management
Hospital Waste Management

From the NHS to private health care, we have helped hospitals across the nation with their medical waste management. Ready to streamline your processes? Get in touch with NRC Business Waste and start saving on your hospital waste collections.


Hospital Waste Management