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Food Destruction

ClientTim HortonsSolutionDepackaging/CompostingVolumeOngoing ProjectShare

Tim Hortons, a major Canadian food retailer, faced a recurring challenge of disposing surplus, off-spec, and dated food products. As one of the largest food retailers in Canada, Tim Hortons operated multiple distribution centers, all of which generated significant amounts of waste that needed to be responsibly managed.

To address the problem of food waste disposal, a comprehensive solution was developed. The solution involved manual depackaging of products and environmentally composting the food waste.

Manual Depackaging:

The first step in the solution was manual depackaging of the surplus, off-spec, and dated food products. This process involved separating the food from its packaging, including boxes, wrappers, and containers.

Trained personnel were employed to carefully open and extract the food items from their packaging. This ensured that the food could be effectively processed for composting while minimizing contamination from non-biodegradable materials.

Environmental Composting:

Once the food products were separated from their packaging, they were directed to the composting facility for environmentally responsible disposal.

Composting is a natural process where organic waste, such as food scraps, decomposes into nutrient-rich soil amendment known as compost. This process is carried out in controlled environments to optimize decomposition and minimize odors and emissions.


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