Composting food waste in Czech supermarkets

Albert Hypermarket in Czech Republic is a division of the Netherland-based Royal Ahold company. Royal Ahold aspires to be an environmentally responsible company, and have begun pilot projects to compost organic store waste, resulting in lower disposal costs, better cardboard recycling, and less waste to landfills.

In 2013, Albert Hypermarket installed a GG50 to compost fruits and vegetables waste from the produce section. Two more Albert Hypermarkets joined and installed GG30s at the Čestlice location and Šestka mall location.

By composting food waste on-site, the supermarkets were able to reduce the amount of organics sent to landfill. The resulting compost is collected by our distributor for second fermentation. The compost is then donated to farms for use on their land.

Install Location Multiple Locations, Czech Republic
Installation Year 2013 – 2015
Machine Model GG30/GG50
Food Waste Processed/Day 90kg
Food Waste Source Fruits and vegetable waste collected from produce department
Compost Use Compost collected by distributor for second fermentation
A GG50 composter installed at Albert Hypermarket located in the municipality Čestlice, Czech Republic
A GG50 composter installed at Albert Hypermarket located in the municipality Čestlice, Czech Republic (2013)
GG30 food waste composter in Prague, Czech Republic (2015)
GG30 food waste composter in the Ruzyně district of Prague, Czech Republic (2015)
Albert Hypermarket in Šestka, Czech Republic
Albert Hypermarket in Šestka, Czech Republic