Find out the role composting plays in the strategy Southdowns waste strategy
Green garden waste which we receive from the network of Household Waste Recycling Sites in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove will be composted at an enclosed composting facility to produce an organic soil conditioner.
The enclosed composting process
The green garden material is delivered to an enclosed hall where any remaining plastic bags are manually removed. It is then shredded and mixed and processed in an enclosed unit.
Over a period of 14 days, a control system feeds air into the chamber and controls moisture and temperature to continually break down the material. The compost is then removed for a final period of maturation, after which it is graded and marketed.
What you can do
Home compost cuttings from the garden, fruit and vegetable peelings and coffee grounds. Take your green garden waste to the Household Waste Recycling Sites for composting.