Statistics on food waste generated by the Department are only available for the past three years. The figures are:
January to December each year Kilograms 2005 8,785 2006 5,125 2007 5,375
January to December each year
A food waste recycling programme was introduced in March 2008. Through this, food waste is removed from the building and transported to a biogas plant where it is subjected to an anaerobic digestion process. In addition, the process produces fertilizer and electricity as by-products.