Composting

compost

We provide a composting service for local authorities, horticultural businesses and agriculture. Our BSI PAS100 accredited compost provides an ecological and chemical free alternative to chemical fertilisers in agriculture. Research for the agricultural sector has demonstrated how it can increase yields with no negative impacts on crop quality or safety, and that it increases soil organic matter more quickly than other organic materials.

how we make it

We operate Europe’s largest, and the world’s second largest, In-Vessel-Composting plant which takes co-mingled food and garden waste and turns it into premium grade, PAS 100 compost. It is an accelerated version of the natural composting process where biodegradable waste is fed into large, enclosed chambers with added heat, carefully controlled pH and microbial action to create premium grade compost in three days.

We also use open windrow composting to recycle purely garden waste. The material is shredded and formed into trapezium shaped piles and then monitored for moisture and turned to aerate over eight weeks. This produces a quality compost which is screened and sold to the agricultural or horticultural industry.

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where to get it

  • Our Green Compost is derived purely from garden materials such as grass, plants and prunings – See PDF
  • Our Premium Compost manufactured in our In-Vessel System has increased nutritional value with added feedstocks from the food chain such as former foodstuffs, fish and food processing materials – See PDF
  • Both grades are suitable for a variety of applications from agriculture to horticulture and landscaping.
  • Call us on 0800 644 6618 or contact us for more information.

For application rates and nutritional information please see our publications below. Call us on 0800 644 6618 or contact us for more information.