Green Chef food recycling

Do you know how your food is recycled?

For every meal eaten in a UK restaurant nearly half a kilo of food is wasted through preparation, spoilage and what’s left behind on the plate. With over 300 restaurants in Manchester alone that’s a lot of food waste being disposed of each and every day.

Food recycling

As one of Manchester’s leading waste management companies – who provide waste collection, waste management and recycling services to the trade, industrial and commercial sectors – Fresh Start are pleased to work with and support businesses that are already part of the Green Chef Food Recycling scheme. We guarantee everything we collect will be recycled in some way, nothing goes to landfill.

By recycling 100% of all food waste that we receive, The Green Chef Food Recycling scheme reduces a business’s carbon footprint by diverting food waste from landfill and using the materials as a renewable resource. The renewable resources we convert food waste into include electricity and heat, as well as compost which is an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical fertilisers.


Our services

We have a range of containers to suit all of your requirements. These vary in size from 140 and 240 litre wheelie bins, up to 20 cubic yard and 30 cubic yard containers (also known as roll on / roll off), which are ideal for food manufacturers or those businesses that generate high volumes.

Scheduled collections can be implemented at a frequency to suit demand.

To arrange a free waste audit, please contact us


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Head Office contact details

Head Office

Scott House
114 Higher Green Lane
Astley, Manchester
M29 7JB

Operation & Recycling centres

Swinton Office

Unit 4,
Hilton Square
Bolton Road
M27 4DB


0808 178 1966