Composting facilities

Composting is nature's way of recycling. Composting biodegrades organic waste (i.e. food waste, manure, leaves, grass trimmings, paper, wood etc.) turning it into a valuable fertiliser and we recover green waste from many of the communities we serve.

More and more Local Authorities are extending garden waste collection and composting schemes to help fulfil regulatory targets and reduce and recycle more organic waste.

We operate a number of centralised composting schemes that turn waste from domestic, commercial and horticultural sources into an organic peat-free soil conditioner and other products for commercial sale. 

We collect green waste from business operations, civic amenity sites or through separate kerbside collections, ensuring minimal contamination of the waste material.  The waste then undergoes a composting process in one of our purpose built composting facilities, which takes nearly six months.

For those areas where less organic waste is produced, there are still measures which can help to reduce the amount of food waste and green waste sent to landfill.  We are involved in a number of initiatives to encourage residents to use up leftover food, as well as supporting the drive to increase home composting.

Open Windrow Composting Facilities

Veolia operates five Open Windrow Composting sites in the UK, processing over 100,000 tonnes of green and garden wastes each year.

All our facilities are PAS-100 and Quality Protocol certified and permitted to treat green and garden wastes, to be transformed into over 50,000 tonnes of compost each year. 

The green waste is processed over 12 weeks.  Incoming waste is checked for contamination, shredded, formed into windrows and regularly turned to optimise the natural composting process.  Rainwater at the sites is stored and can be used in periods of dry weather to add moisture.  Finally, the product is screened to a range of grades for agricultural and domestic use.

The composted material is trademarked Pro-Grow and available across the UK.

Chilbolton Down 

 

  • Tel: 0203 567 3068
  • Address: Heath House Estate, Chilbolton, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6BU
  • ​Tonnage accepted: 26,000 tonnes per annum
  • Awards and accreditations: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301

 

Haddocks Wood 

  • Tel: 0151 489 8800
  • Address: Warrington Road, Runcorn, WA7 1QH
  • Awards and accreditations: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301

 

 Little Bushywarren

  • Tel: 0203 567 3068
  • Address: Bushywarren Lane, Herriard, Hampshire, RG25 2NS
  • Awards and accreditations: ISO 9001, ISO 14001,  OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301

 

Pitsea

  • Tel: 01268 557464
  • Address: Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH
  • Awards and accreditations: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301

 

Rainham 

  • Tel: 01708 523768
  • Address: Coldharbour Lane, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9YB
  • Awards and accreditations: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301

In-Vessel Composting Facilities

 

Veolia operates three In-Vessel Composting Facilities in the UK, processing almost 100,000 tonnes of garden and food wastes. 

All our facilities are PAS-100 and Quality Protocol certified and permitted to treat Animal By-Products including household kitchen waste.  Our IVCs produce almost 50,000 tonnes of compost each year, which is used in a range of agricultural and horticultural applications.

All our IVCs utilise automatic control systems to optimise the composting process and to guarantee the highest levels of sanitation and quality of the final compost.  Our facilities have been designed and fitted with the best available technology for the treatment of the air and water use and reuse, to guarantee the control of odours and emissions. 

The composted material is trademarked Pro-Grow and available across the UK.

Padworth IVC
The Padworth Materials In-Vessel Composting Facility is part of the Integrated Waste Management Facility, which also includes a Materials Recovery Facility, Transfer Station, Vehicle Depot, Household Waste Recycling Centre and Education Centre in West Berkshire. 

  • Tel: 0203 567 2900
  • Email: west.berkshire@veolia.co.uk
  • Address: Padworth Lane, Lower Padworth, Reading RG7 4JF
  • Awards and accreditations: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301

 

Pitsea IVC
Our Pitsea site also has an In-Vessel Composting facility, next to the Open Windrow site and landfill.

  • ​Tel: 01268 557 464
  • Email: shaun.taylor@veolia.com
  • Address: Pitsea Landfill, Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Essex. SS16 4UH
  • Awards and accreditations: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301

 

Woodlands IVC 

  • Tel: 01825 874100
  • Address: The Woodland Centre, Whitesmith, East Sussex, BN8 6JB
  • Awards and accreditations: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301