Examining The Use of Food Waste Disposers

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Food Waste Disposers (FWDs) are units used by
householders or commercial food operators to dispose of organic kitchen waste down the sinkhole to the sewer system. FWDS are easy to install to a premise?s water outlet and can be retrofitted in buildings. Powered electronically, the units contain spinning metal plates to
grind the food into particles varying in size from 2 mm to 50 mm on average. The purpose of this report is to examine the potential impacts of domestic and commercial FWD use on the wastewater collection and treatment systems, the
environment and stakeholders in Ireland.

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Ms. Carmel Carey
RPS
Consultant
RPS Consultants, West Pier Business Campus, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 4882900
e-mail: carmel.carey@rpsgroup.com

Mr. Warren Phelan
RPS
Consultant
RPS Consultants, West Pier Business Campus, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 4882900
e-mail: warren.phelan@rpsgroup.com

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Offline Print Quality Version    STRIVE_11_Phelan_FoodWaste_prn.pdf  (2.27 Mb)
Project Report Optimised For Online Viewing    STRIVE_Carey_FoodWaste_web.pdf  (1.74 Mb)
Att 3    Foodwaste_Executive_Summary.doc   (0.09 Mb)
Att 4    1227620947156STRIVE_11_Phelan_FoodWaste_prn.pdf   (2.27 Mb)

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Author(s)Carey, C. Phelan, W.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationExamining The Use of Food Waste Disposers
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=91c1b4e8-f72d-102b-930a-f07fa8cd0edb
Unique Identifier91c1b4e8-f72d-102b-930a-f07fa8cd0edb
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2017-03-26

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=92
Resource KeywordsFWD, Food Waste kitchen sink
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2005-WRM-DS-23
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWaste and Resource Management
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
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Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 4
Project Start Date Tuesday 10th January 2006 (10-01-2006)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Tuesday 10th January 2006 (10-01-2006)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Sunday 10th December 2006 (10-12-2006)
Published on SAFERWednesday 29th October 2008 (29-10-2008)
Date of Last EditWednesday 2nd March 2011 at 12:03:05 (02-03-2011)
Datasets or Files Updated On Tuesday 25th November 2008 at 13:49:33 (25-11-2008)

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There was no actual data collection in this project. Consultation was carried out with stakeholders from the public authorities, the waste industry, the wastewater sector, and the FWD industry in Ireland. Telephone contact was made with the Sanitary, Water and/or Environmental Departments of 12 Irish Local Authorities in relation to the efforts to control discharge of food waste from commercial premises.

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This desktop study was funded by the ERTDI Programme 2000?2006 and carried out primarily during 2006 by RPS. It addresses the thematic area of ?Developing Sustainable Organic Waste Management and Composting?. The Steering Group was made up of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Environment and Water
Sections of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (DOEHLG).
Amongst the many recommendations of the project it is recommended that a national awareness brochure on FWD is prepared by the DEHLG and/or the EPA and circulated to all relevant stakeholders, including local authorities, state agencies and to the public in print and online.
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