windrow compost News

  • 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 ...

  • Composting in Barcelona

    The source collection of solid waste was established in Catalonia in 1993. Under this new scenario, the composting plant of Torrelles de Llobregat was built in 1996, managed by the company Metrocompost. The plant is a simple windrow installation initially designed with a treatment capacity of 6,000 tons of municipal organic waste and 900 tons of garden waste. During the early years of its ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Product Spotlight - X-series windrow turner’s patented scraper bar prevents odors

    The X-series windrow turners from Komptech are the only turners on the market with optional scraper bar mounted behind the drum. This patented device allows the turner to pick up all of the windrow, even the very bottom three to four inches which other turners leave behind. It’s in these three to four inches where huge odor problems start for composters. Because this layer never gets ...


    By Komptech GmbH

  • Veolia`s Nottinghamshire composting plant plans rejected

    Veolia Environmental Services’ planning application to build a composting plant next to a fresh food supplier in Nottingham has been refused by the local authority. Despite planning officers recommending the construction of the plant, Nottinghamshire County Council unanimously refused the application because of its possible impact on ...

  • 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 ...

  • Composting Facility Fights Smells by Boosting Productivity

    Composting facilities often must battle scents associated with their operations, but when a multi-million dollar housing development is built within a mile of a composting facility, the challenge becomes an all-out war with aromas. “We live or die by our grinder because if we can’t get material ground as it comes in, we get complaints,” says Dave Rettell, General Manager of the Onyx Arbor Hills ...


    By Vermeer

  • Bioaerosol exposure remains health concern for compost site workers

    Employees working in close-proximity to compost are potentially exposed to large concentrations of bioaerosols, research by the Health and Safety Executive confirmed. However, the report Bioaerosol emissions from waste comoposting and the potential for workers’ exposure highlighted that bioaerosols are “substantially reduced” at 50 to 100m distance downwind from the source when compared with its ...

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    Since 1961, MENART has offered tailor-made machinery for on-farm recycling and for professionals in maintenance of our environment.   Specialized in composting technologies for over 20 ...


    By Menart

  • TEG significantly expands with £6m acquisition

    Composter TEG Group has bought another composting firm Simpro for £6m, increasing TEG’s processing capacity by 180,000 tonnes a year. Approved by shareholders last week, TEG will now be capable of processing 295,000 tonnes of organic waste each year. The deal will add six operational composting sites to the company’s portfolio, which are located in Stoke, Nottingham, Gaydon, Wolverhampton ...

  • BACKHUS Series 21

    Edewecht, Munich, November 4, 2010 – Shortly after celebrating their 25th anniversary, BACKHUS EcoEngineers will be launching a new series of turners, the BACKHUS 21 series. With the new machines, the world’s leading company for turners is reacting to the growing demands in the composting sector. In their 25 years in the composting business, ...


    By Eggersmann GmbH

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