Court and Meiko team up for school first

27th November 2018

Court Catering teamed up with Meiko to create UK school history - Thomas's Day School in Battersea is the first UK school to take delivery of a dishwasher with a vacuum processing system for food waste.

The schools catering manager wanted a system for food waste which was the best possible environmental solution. Aware of the possibility of  legislation changes which may ban waste disposal equipment in kitchens, Thomas's wanted a system which was future proof.

Rather than pumping food waste into the drains or going to landfill, a pre-scrapping unit collects waste before entering the dishwasher. This is chopped into small pieces and sucked by vacuum into a sealed storage tank, being collected by tanker only twice a term.

Meiko waste star

This sustainable solution has not only saved many road miles on collections but reduced the consumption of detergent and rinse aid.