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.
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In Vessel Composting Process
Take a look through the steps we take for our In Vessel organic recycling
The garden waste and food waste arrives at the site in what’s called a co-mingled collection (ie it was collected in the same bin).
Shred the Waste
The waste is then passed through a large shredder which breaks it down to less than 12mm in any one plane.
The shred material is then blended with wood, food waste, and water as necessary to create the perfect blend that nature needs to make compost.
The mix is then transferred via sealed conveyors into the vertical composting units (VCUs) where it remains for at least 3 days.
Natural microbial activity in the waste generates heat.
Temperatures then reach 70 degrees for a minimum of 1 hour continuously.
The mix is then moved into the maturation building where it remains for around six weeks, and negatively aerated, to speed up the composting process.
Once the mix is mature and is now transformed into compost it is moved outside for its final stages.
The now matured compost is then screened to 40mm particle size.
The compost is then graded, producing a PAS100 product material, which is no longer waste, but a resource.
This compost can now be used as a fertiliser in farming and agriculture.
We provide a food waste recycling service through Anaerobic Digestion (AD). The food waste collected from your business breaks down in anaerobic containers. This breakdown creates biogases, methane and carbon dioxide, and a by-product, digestate. The digestate can be used for fertiliser, and the biogases can be used for electricity, heat, or even biofuel for transport.
Shredding and Screening
We can supply various styles of shredder depending on your requirements. The high speed Jenz BA725 machines have large throughputs and can cope with materials such as garden waste, wood waste and bark.
Screening is a very specialised activity and it is important that the correct style of machine is attributed to the material controlled by operators that have experience of dealing with diverse waste streams.
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