As leading members of the Hospitality and Food Service Agreement, City Hotel Derry and RiverRidge Recycling are acutely aware of the costs to business of food waste, and the need for collaborative partnerships to ensure food waste prevention.

Key points
  • Working together towards zero waste
  • Preventing food waste, enabling re-use and maximising opportunities for recycling
  • Lessons learnt


Their close business relationship has delivered tangible benefits for the hotel in reduced food waste and cost savings.

The four star City Hotel Derry in Northern Ireland has 158 bedrooms. Since 2006 the hotel has been committed to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill, and has seen these tonnages reduce from 140 tonnes to 49 tonnes in 2012.This saving has been whilst occupancy rates have steadily grown. These waste management changes have saved the hotel £10,000 in waste collection charges.

With operations in both Derry and Ringsend, RiverRidge Recycling, is one of the leading waste management companies in the North West. The company provides a full range of waste management services and is committed to supporting businesses protect the environment and achieve additional, significant cost savings by diverting waste from landfill.

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