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Food Waste Grinders for Organics

Government agencies around the world are enacting new restrictions on the disposal of food waste. Food and other organic waste disposed of in landfills produce methane, a greenhouse gas, as it decomposes. The amount of food waste has been increasing dramatically over the last several decades and some estimates indicate that as much as 40% of food in the U.S. is thrown away. Composting or using food and other organic waste as feedstock for an anaerobic digester are two of the common alternatives to landfill. Both methods require food waste grinders to precondition the organic waste materials to make the processes more efficient.

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Food Waste Recycling

Wastewater treatment plants in many cities have undertaken projects to collect food waste; fats, oils and grease (FOG); and other organics for beneficial reuse. Commonly, plants receive the organics for utilization within the digester for biogas production. The resulting biogas and reclaimed heat are used to run wastewater treatment operations and potentially sell back to gas and power grids. For organic materials arriving by tanker truck, they are often run through a commercial food waste grinder like a SHRED. These will shred unexpected materials in the food waste, protecting process pumps.
Food Waste Grind


Meets MARPOL marine food waste disposal regulations

Minimize Costs

Minimize waste disposal costs by grinding up organic waste and sending it to be composted

Lower Water Usage

Lower water usage compared to macerators or food waste disposers

OEM Food Waste Shredders

JWC can also partner with OEM manufacturers to provide a customized commercial food waste grinder for food waste disposal equipment. The 1-SHRED and 1-HYDRO products are an excellent alternative to macerators which cannot effectively handle the tougher solids. Also, a JWC food waste grinder does not require a constant flow of water to flush the cutting area like a macerator or food disposer system.

Typical Applications

  • Cafeterias
  • Ships complying with MARPOL Annex V Food Waste Disposal Regulation
  • Biogas and waste-to-energy plants
  • Composting operations
  • Food waste management

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