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Agripost Green Compost - The Facts...
|The EU Landfill Directive is driving local authorities to reduce biodegradable waste input into landfill in order to minimise methane emissions (a potent greenhouse gas). Furthermore, the EU and UK Governments have set stringent recycling targets for municipal waste. By extracting Green Waste (Garden / Park Waste) from the waste stream, not only does it reduce biodegradable waste inputs to landfill, but also qualifies as a contributor to meeting Local Authority recycling targets.
Agripost is a Midlands based composting operation processing many thousands of tons of household garden green waste from surrounding local
authorities. They conform to the strict regimes laid down by the Environmental Agency and their WRAP Protocol.
Agripost Green Compost the Process
The green waste that enters the site is first 'picked' to remove any plastics or nasties that may have sneaked in. It is then stockpiled before being shredded, it is then placed in windrows.
Windrow composting is the production of compost by piling organic matter (green waste)
in long rows (windrows). This method is suited to producing large volumes of
compost. These piles are turned to improve porosity and oxygen
content, mix in or remove moisture, and redistribute cooler and hotter portions
of the pile. To ensure this process is successful the levels of water and oxygen need to be controlled along with a careful balance of carbon:nitrogen ratio.
This process can take upto 12 weeks before the compost is screened and ready for use.