Garden Waste

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Your garden waste is taken to our Riverside Compost facility.

  • The garden waste is mechanically shredded, mixed and then then placed into open air piles called windrows to allow the composting process to begin.  
  • Naturally occurring biological activity causes the temperature within the windrows to rise to over 70°C destroying weed seeds, harmful bacteria and pathogens. 
  • To ensure this happens, the windrows are regularly turned, temperatures are monitored and samples are taken for analysis.  
  • After approximately 10 months the compost is ready for use. It is mechanically sieved into 20mm grade and any oversize objects that have not broken down, for example thick branches, are put back into the system to go through the process again.
  • The compost can be used as a peat-free soil conditioner, mulch or top soil substitute in domestic gardens and allotments or in larger scale projects such as commercial landscaping, agricultural uses and golf courses.
  • "Discovery Compost" is certified to Publicly Available Specification 100 (PAS 100) standard which guarantees it is of a consistently high quality and is fit for purpose. The standard covers the entire composting process from the raw materials through to how the finished product is labelled, meaning producers know they are making a quality product and buyers are receiving quality compost.

Did you know?

Don’t have a Brown Garden Waste Bin? 

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