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American Waste & Recycling Equipment, LLC ensures our products meet all nationwide Safety and Regulatory standards at all times.
Rigorous testing by regulatory agencies nationwide proved the effluent to have no negative impact on sewer treatment facilities.
When a product bears the ETL Listed Mark, it is proof that the product has passed rigorous product safety testing and has achieved certification. The ETL Listed Mark is issued by the ETL SEMKO division of Intertek, a leading global testing, inspection and certification organization that serves manufacturers worldwide to help them reach global markets.
(Must be present before Digester Installation)
Hot/cold water lines with mixing valve
Dedicated disconnect box
Access to floor drain
FEEDING ECO-SAFE DIGESTER®
All Meat (raw or cooked)
All Fish and Shellfish (raw or cooked)
All Fruits and Vegetables
All Bread, Cakes and Pastries
All Dairy Products
All Other: Egg Shells, Coffee Grinds, Pasta, etc.
Big Bones or Fat Trimmings
Clam or Mussel Shells
Pineapple Tops or Corn Husks
Raw Bread Dough
ECO-SAFE DIGESTER® BENEFITS
Reduces hauling costs by reducing waste volume and collection frequency
Improves efficiency and workflow
Captures a valuable resource
Replenishes water supplies
Eliminates the transportation of food waste to landfills or distant compost facilities
Yes. Of all the biological treatment methods, aerobic digestion technology is the most widespread process used throughout the world. It is generally accepted as the most advanced method for managing food waste, as it is reliable, cost effective and highly efficient in disposing food waste.
The microorganisms are perfectly safe, naturally-occurring and non-pathogenic, i.e. they do not cause disease. There are also no harmful effects to local drains or sewage systems. In effect the microorganisms boosts the population of beneficial bacteria in the system, and there would actually be beneficial effects further downstream.
Yes. Simply open the Eco-Safe Digester® hatch door and add food waste, then close the door. After the Eco-Safe Digester® is installed a BioHitech representative will dedicate time to train every staff member on the proper operating procedures. Our training does not end until the staff is comfortable with their interaction and responsibility of the machines performance.
The Eco-Safe Digester® can process up to 2,500 pounds of food waste over a 24 hour period but because it is a continuous feed process, the additions of food waste must be staged over the course of the 24 hours. Trying to put too much food waste into the Eco-Safe Digester® at one time will overload the machine and slow the digestion process. Operators should aim to add approximately 100 pounds per hour to achieve maximum performance.
The machine cannot process anything that is not food waste and cannot be easily broken down such as large bones, mussel and clam shells, pineapple tops, packaging, general waste or cutlery. Placing the wrong items into the machine could cause damage and could void the warranty.
No. Please allow for the food waste to come to room temperature before adding. If very cold or very hot food waste is added it could change the core temperature of the digester and kill the microorganisms that breakdown the food waste.
It is best to have your sorted food waste (out of all plastic and packaging) ready to be fed into the machine before opening the door. Extended periods of time the door is open, more than five minutes, will cause the core temperature of the digester to come down. The microorganisms thrive in a consistently warm environment. Over exposure to cold temperatures could kill the microorganisms.
No. The Eco-Safe Digester® output does not contain any harmful chemicals and is discharged into the public sewerage system, so there is no requirement to obtain approval from any environment agencies or local water authorities. Ultimately, it is our customer’s responsibility to determine the suitability of the product before ordering and that installations and operations comply with local water authority guidelines.
Aerobic digestion is the natural biological decomposition process in which natural bacteria thrive in an oxygen-rich environment breaking down and digesting food waste. The digestion process produces a liquid (aka effluent or grey water) which can be recovered at wastewater treatment facilities.