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Aardvark recycling is a not-for-profit social enterprise specialising in food waste collection and processing services to residents and businesses.

Mayor of Lambeth with the Aardvark team

Mayor of Lambeth with the Aardvark team

Their profits are ploughed back into local environmental improvement projects, including healthy eating initiatives and a real nappy scheme for south London.
 
Mayor of Lambeth with Natasha Harris from Aardvark Recycling

Mayor of Lambeth with Natasha Harris from Aardvark Recycling

 
The food waste is broken down into high quality compost which they offer to local community groups and individuals. Last year Aardvark Recyling diverted 50 tonnes of residential food waste from landfill. They turned that waste into high quality compost that local community groups and individuals could use to fertilise gardens, allotments, parks, window boxes and pot plants.
 
Processed food waste breaks down into compost

Processed food waste breaks down into compost

It was great to tour the site and gain, once I got used to the smell, a better understanding of how the system works – and see the rich healthy compost that they produce.

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