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    Five-year compost supply deal for leading organic waste business

    | BY JamesLandau

    Hull-based recycling and waste management company, Wastewise, signs a new deal with Vital Earth Sales Ltd, a top producer and distributor of peat-free composts and growing media.

    Biowise Limited (T/A Wastewise) has entered into a five-year contract to supply over 40k tonnes per annum of its BSI PAS 100 certified compost to Vital Earth Sales, who, with headquarters in Doncaster, produce the largest range of peat-free products in the UK, including soil improvers, growing media and topsoil.

    Wastewise operates three composting facilities across the North of England processing over 200,000 tonnes per annum of organic waste, including food and garden waste.  The 40k tonnes of compost, representing approx. 80% of their total annual tonnage, will be supplied from a combination of all three sites.

    “At Wastewise we promote the use of sustainable waste treatment methods to help achieve zero waste to landfill. Composting is nature’s way of recycling organic waste, being an environmentally responsible and cost-effective method.  We are delighted that this new contract with Vital Earth Sales represents a further step in ensuring that nothing we recycle goes to waste,” comments Bob Wilkes, Operations Director.

    Market testing has been running since summer 2019 involving extensive mixing trials to find the right product blends. The product, under the brand name SupaGrow, is available in large bulk bags and 20L sealed bags nationwide in builders’ merchants, garden centres and retail outlets.

    Sam Robinson, Managing Director Vital Earth Sales comments: “Although we are experts in producing topsoil’s and soil improvers, this agreement allows us to manufacturer the best peat-free topsoil in the market.  Working with Wastewise provides the assurance that our compost supply chain will remain not only constant but of a consistently high standard for a number of years to come ensuring certainty of supply for our customers.”

    Composting enables a 'closed-loop' approach to producing a rich source of organic matter and nutrients for plants and crops. At the end of the process, the finished compost is screened into different product grades 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.

    Following a very successful year of growth, Hull-based Wastewise continues to seek opportunities to broaden its waste-processing infrastructure, which includes composting, materials recycling, biomass and alternative fuel production facilities.