Green Waste Recycling

1,200,000 tonnes

of Green Waste Recycled

Equivalent of 730,000 tonnes

of CO2 Prevented

Over 500,000 tonnes

of Quality Compost created from Waste

Composting is at our heart! Each year we recieve and processes 75,000 tonnes of garden waste, from a variety of commercial and Local Authority customers as well as local Landscapers & Arbicultuists.

To date, we’ve recycled over 1 million tons of green waste and produced well over 500,000 tons of high quality, PAS:100 certified, soil improving compost.

Whilst composting is natures very own circular process, we’ve perfecting it, on an industrial scale. By utilising the latest equipment and monitoring techniques by a team of commited and trained staff we give nature a helping hand, and esnure that the highest standards of integrity and control are maintained throughout the 12 week process.

Our range of Composts are marketed to a network of customers and garden centres and meet the standards of the most discerning horticulturists.

image shows an illustration of the open windrow composting process

 

Process Steps:

  1. Garden Waste Disposal: From General Public disposing garden cuttings at their local Recycling Centres and collected from green bins, or local landscapers depositing directly with us, most of the Dorset’s Green Waste is recycled by Eco.
  2. Shredding: Using electric shredders, powered by renewable energy, the garden waste is then processed into smaller, more homogeneous particles, before being stacked into huge, long batches called windrows.
  3. Open Windrow Composting: Once a windrow is formed, it is assigned a unique batch number and barcode. By keeping a close eye on the relationship between Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Heat and Moisture, we are able to create and maintain the optimum environment which allows the bugs to break down the material to create the perfect compost, whilst meeting all compliance demands.
  4. Product Preparation: After a 8-12 week composting and maturation period, the material is ready to be processed into its final products. This involves removing any left-over contamination, before being expertly size-graded through bespoke screening equipment, to produce our range of quality soil improvers and growing media.
  5. Quality Outputs: We manufacture a range of composts for the horticulture, landscaping, and agricultural industries. With slow-release nutrients, compost provides a natural enhancement to soil, as well as an abundance of organic carbon.
    With up to 20% of the input ending up as ‘oversize’ material, Eco has invested in sophisticated drying and separation facility to produce a biomass fuel suitable for energy plants, displacing virgin alternatives by converting a waste into a resource.

 

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