Veolia nottinghamshire Composting Facility

Oxton Composting Facility

What happens to my garden waste?

After your green waste / garden waste bin is collected from the kerbside by the Borough and District Council's it is taken to the Veolia composting facility at Oxton.  It is checked for contamination, shredded, formed into windrows and regularly turned to optimise the natural composting process.  The green waste is processed over 12 weeks. Finally, the product is screened to a range of grades for agricultural use.

Composting is nature's way of recycling. Composting biodegrades organic waste (i.e. vegetable peelings, manure, leaves, grass trimmings etc.) turning it into a valuable fertiliser.

 

Find out more about what happens to your Nottinghamshire garden waste bin contents in the video below:

 

 

 

Compost produced at home benefits your garden, adding nutrients, improving soil structure, maintaining moisture levels and keeping your soil's pH balance in check.