The site operates under a full waste management licence (EA WML 43684 Trentside) and has full permission from the local authority.
Re-designed and upgraded our site has the capacity to handle up to 45,000 tonnes of organic waste per year. This can be in solid, sludge or liquid form, for full details of the permitted wastes click on the tab above which details the EWC codes and descriptions.
The waste that is typically recieved at the site includes a mixture of kerbside and civic amenity site waste. When the green wastes are shredded and blended a balance of fresh green materials and brash or brown materials are balanced for optimal composting.
Once shredded the green waste is composted using an open air windrow method. The shredded materials are batched up to provide a traceability system from reciept to sale. During the windrow phase it is essential to monitor the moisture and temperatures within the windrows to maintain good composting conditions and sanitisation of the material. The site operates under a PAS 100 and Quality Compost Protocol system with standardised operating system specific to the site and waste streams that are being delt with.
The system also uses a hazard analysis and critical control point system to operate the composting process effectively. The finished product also undergoes systematic testing to establish key safety parameters and useful information for end use.
We operate a full traceability scheme ensuring that from delivery of waste to the end use of the products can be fully traced.
Once the composting process is complete the compost is then processed through one of the screeners to separate out the required grade size. These products are then collected and distributed to various markets. Typical market applications include agriculture, regeneration, landscaping, topsoil manufacture and horticultural growing media. More information on these can be found on the products section using the tab above.