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Case Studies - Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls

Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls (HMSG) has been offering an outstanding education for almost 125 years.

“We chose ReFood because of their unique offering and because they were so enthusiastic. They have been really flexible in terms of how many bins and collections we need, and they are there to help make the scheme work for us. I’d recommend any school thinking about using ReFood to GO FOR IT – what they are doing is the future!”

Karen Wood, Catering Manager, Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls.

The school kitchen was set up with a macerator – a food disposal unit attached to the sink, which blitzes solids directly into the drain. Macerators are prone to blockages and are neither environmentally friendly nor cost effective.

Seeking a greener way to recycle their food waste while setting a better example to their students, HMSG asked us to educate them on waste management.

We showed them how simple it was to recycle and save money at the same time; and they were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make a difference. We received a very positive reception from all their staff, not just those in the catering department.

As the ReFood processes didn’t interfere with any of HMSG’s and has simply meant the left overs are now being recycled to contribute to a greener planet; we’re pleased to announce their macerators were phased out and have since been replaced with our waste food recycling service.

Our help and support set us apart from other services and they have been happily recommending us to other schools. Following our success with the school, we’re proud to share that the Geography departments Eco group has become increasingly interested in our ReFood scheme – helping to raise awareness of food waste amongst all of the students.


20,160 potential kWh of energy produced per annum.

28 tonnes of waste processed per annum.

27 tonnes of bio-fertiliser produced.

Total potential 13 tonnes of CO² saved annually.

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