What happens to the garden waste?

The separately collected garden waste is sent for open windrow composting, the process involves:

  • garden waste is delivered to the composting facility
  • a high speed shredder is used to break down the waste material
  • the material is then fed into a screener, larger material is removed from the process and put back through the shredder
  • the garden waste is then managed to maturity over 14 weeks. It is turned often to regulate the internal heat and samples are taken to check levels of nutrients
  • after weeks of careful management, the garden waste has transformed into a soil conditioner (compost) which is then spread onto local farmland