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

  • 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

  • Maryland To Explore A Decentralized Composting Infrastructure

    On Thursday, May 4th, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed two bills to advance composting in Maryland. One will bolster recovery of food waste and other organic materials by expanding infrastructure in the state. The other will reduce contamination at compost sites by preventing the false labeling of plastics as compostable or biodegradable. In signing the bills, which were among dozens of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • ABPR approved composting with BIODEGMA® IVC

    The latest example of BIODEGMA® IVC design combined with GORETM Cover membrane technology being used for Animal-by Product Regulation (ABPR) approved in-vessel composting is the London Waste Composting Centre in London’s Edmonton EcoPark which was approved in 2005. This is where 30,000 tpa of kitchen, green and organic waste originating from seven London districts is treated in 16 BIODEGMA® IVC ...


    By BIODEGMA GmbH

  • EWA Fermenter Rapid composting of waste

    From one side it looks like an ordinary shipping container. From the other side it appears to be a perpetual motion machine which spins, hisses and makes a variety of other noises. From the inside, the Solbien EWA Fermenter from the Czech company Agro Eko is a highly mechanised system for the rapid composting of waste. “You put the waste ...


    By Elmia AB

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Kiverco unveils its Backbone in Waste Composting

    Two waste and recycling experts have joined forces to protect the environment and create resources for future generations following the installation of a Kiverco waste screening plant at EnVar’s organic waste treatment site in Cambridgeshire. EnVar is the UK's largest waste in-vessel and windrow composting facility and ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

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