composting News

  • Benefits of home composting

    Like many households we were always looking for an environmentally friendly way to dispose of our food waste. Being eco-friendly we also wanted to keep our trash cans odor free and reduce our household waste. Like death and taxes, composting happens - whether we want it to or not. Though all organic matter will eventually decompose (despite neglect), the trick is to get your pile to decompose as ...


    By BHAGIRATHI ROTOPLAST

  • Composting Council: An Ongoing Commitment to Safety at Composting Facilities

    Recently two young men died in a tragic accident at Community Recycling & Resource Recovery Inc.'s composting facility near Bakersfield, California.  US Composting Council (USCC) President Frank Franciosi stated, "We are deeply saddened by this event, and the USCC is working with our membership to insure that incidents of the is nature are ...


    By US Composting Council

  • Discounted home composters for residents

    A Hertfordshire local authority is giving residents the chance to purchase home composters at a discounted rate to encourage them to dispose of their kitchen and garden waste in an environmentally friendly way. Broxbourne Borough Council is offering the composter units at £19 and also giving people who buy one, the opportunity to purchase a second one half price. It is hoped ...

  • New booklet on quality compost

    Farmers and growers can find out more about the benefits of quality compost, thanks to a new booklet launched by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). The booklet, entitled Using Quality Compost to Benefit Crops, provides comprehensive information about the many benefits of using and applying quality BSI PAS 100 compost made from garden and food waste. It also highlights the results of a ...

  • Editorial: Composting, The “Gateway Drug”

    We lost David Buckel, a compassionate, brilliant composting champion, in mid-April. He died of self-immolation in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York, taking his own life to draw attention to the harsh realities of climate change. “My early death by fossil fuel,” he wrote in a suicide letter, “reflects what we are doing to ourselves.” We met David in early 2013. By that ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • International Composting Awareness Week May 6 - 12, 2007. A time to `Spread the Compost` to support organics recovery, composting and the use of compost

    Holbrook, New York -- Be a part of the largest environmental education event for composting. The U.S. Composting Council officially invites you to join in celebrating International Compost Awareness Week, May 6-12, 2007. Celebrated across the United States, Canada, UK and Europe, composting advocates are encouraging everyone to Compost! This year's national poster theme, 'The Possibilities Are ...


    By US Composting Council

  • Potential Odours From Composting Facility

    Following the recent hot weather combined with the closure of other composting sites, Biowise has received an unusually high volume of household garden waste which has resulted in a backlog of material waiting to be processed. As advised by our industry regulator, the Environment Agency, we have temporarily stopped accepting garden waste into our facility at Willerby whilst we implement an ...


    By Wastewise

  • Composting at RWAs to obtain Organic Manure

    Sukuki Exnora, a NGO based in Hyderabad, is working in the field of Solid Waste Management from 1998.  We work towards the welfare of Subraks (Rag Pickers) and Residential Composting in association with HCIP-HMDA provides assistance to Residence Welfare Associations in Hyderabad to construct Compost Units in a phased manner.   Interested RWAs can approach us by writing to ...


    By Sukuki Exnora

  • Green Software: Compost Plant Management

    Increase the profitability of your composting business with user-friendly, hands-on systems that guarantee quality documentation and tracking of your core business information. Our system Compost Software provides a broad range of special applications for compost plants that let you track all relevant data for processing material in your plant. This helps you to make fully informed decisions ...


    By Aschl Management Systems

  • Countrystyle Group acquires TJ Composting

    Waste management and recycling firm Countrystyle Group has significantly expanded its composting services after acquiring TJ Composting. Countrystyle Group will take over TJ Composting’s four operational sites in Hampshire, Sussex, Kent and Essex, which all use open windrow composting technologies.  A keen supporter of composting, Countrystyle Group already owns two in-vessel composting ...

  • Scotland raises awareness about compost

    The Scottish Government is urging people to help reduce waste during Compost Awareness Week by taking up composting as a greener way of disposing of their garden and kitchen waste. The week runs from 3 May to 9 May and aims to encourage more people to take up home composting by purchasing discounted compost bins through the Waste Aware Scotland Compost at Home campaign. Environment Minister ...

  • Kick-start to Compost Awareness Week 2014

    Compost awareness week kicked off on Monday 5th May and will be running until Sunday (11th May). Local authorities and businesses alike are taking part by organising awareness events, free compost giveaways or discounted compost containers. Despite there being no UK coordinator for the week, composting charity Garden Organic has been helping to publicise the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • International Compost Awareness Week Comes To Town!

    A time to get your community up and cheering “the possibilities are endless … compost!”   ...


    By US Composting Council

  • SITES Honored with U.S. Composting Council Award

    The U.S. Composting Council (USCC) has recognized the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) with its H. Clark Gregory Award for displaying outstanding service to the composting industry through various grassroots efforts. The award will be presented at a luncheon during the USCC’s ...


    By US Composting Council

  • Smaller composters call for fairer protocol costs

    The introduction of a sliding pay scale to help small compost producers achieve quality certification could boost the whole sector. Brighton Community Compost Centre, the first community composter to achieve PAS 100, admitted the “the cost of certification on a per tonne basis is high”. BCCC is one of the smallest composting sites registered under the certification scheme as it processes 800 ...

  • Safety of windrow composting questioned by British politician

    In an attack on the safety of open air windrow composting, an MP has said anaerobic digestion should be the preferred option. During a Commons debate, MP Michael Clapham said that AD was preferable technology for recycling organics because it was “considered safe” and referred to AD as “recycling in a meaningful and productive way”. Clapham said: “As we move towards greater recycling, we find ...

  • Conventional, compost, organic production compared for strawberry

    A team of researchers from North Carolina State University set out to provide strawberry growers in their region with information that could help them transition to more sustainable soil and pest management production practices. Their study, published in the August 2015 issue of HortTechnology, compared conventional, compost, and organic strawberry production systems in the southeastern United ...

  • Low cost of cardboard prompts Donarbon to compost it

    Cambridge-based waste management firm Donarbon will look to compost its cardboard if it cannot find end markets for it. The announcement from the firm comes amid lack of demand for paper and cardboard from global markets and a sharp drop in prices. Speaking to MRW waste promotions manager Mark Shelton said the cardboard it takes from council civic amenity sites and private customers is sent on to ...

  • Composting industry`s growth is set to continue

    Results from the annual Association for Organics Recycling survey has shown a nine per cent increase in recycled organics. The 2007/08 report, put together by AFOR and the Waste & Resources Action Programme, showed 4.5 million tonnes of source segregated waste was composted in the UK with half of this sold on and industry reporting turnover of more than £165m in the year to April 2008. The ...

  • Composter Bioganix split in half as assets sold

    Two composting sites belonging to failed composter Bioganix have been snapped up by rivals in an assets sell off. New Earth Solutions has bought the in-vessel composting plant in Gloucestershire, while Countrystyle has taken over the IVC facility in Suffolk. Bioganix was forced to sell the sites in a pre-pack arrangement with administrators to avoid insolvency. In a statement it said: “The ...

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