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Composting is nature's way of recycling organic waste and enables a 'closed-loop' approach to producing a rich source of organic matter and nutrients for plants and crops.
Wastewise owns and operates a state of the art In-Vessel Composting (IVC) facility capable of processing up to 75,000 tonnes per annum of source segregated food and biodegradable waste from municipal and commercial & industrial (C&I) sources.
The facility, which was commissioned in June 2015, is a batch tunnel composting system supplied by GICOM Composting Systems BV of the Netherlands. GICOM’s proven technology is based on treating organic waste via a forced aerated floor that allows natural microbiological aerobic degradation of the waste to be performed under optimised conditions. The degradation process is therefore faster than conventional composting and significantly less odorous.
The system consists of a waste reception hall and eight enclosed concrete tunnels connected to two scrubbers and four bio-filters designed to effectively manage odours from the composting process. The IVC process, which lasts for approximately 7 to 10 days, ensures the efficient pasteurisation of the waste prior to a 6 week outdoor maturation process on the adjacent open windrow composting facility.
At the end of the process, the finished compost is screened and blended into different products depending on the end market. All Biowise compost based products are certified to BSI PAS 100 and Compost Quality Protocol standards for use in horticulture, agriculture, landscaping and land restoration. Please visit the Products section for more information.
Our composting process is subject to stringent monitoring and testing to ensure compliance with industry standards. This assures the end user that the compost is produced to the highest safety, reliability and quality standards.