What happens to my garden waste?

After it is collected your garden waste is taken to our Waste Transfer Station (WTS) where it is stored for collection. It is then collected by our garden waste contractor and taken to their site for windrow composting.

What is windrow composting?

Windrow composting is composting which takes place in either an open air environment or within large covered areas, where there is a presence of oxygen which allows the material to break down. the garden waste is shredded, mixed and placed into windrows along a non-permeable surface. The windrows are turned on numerous occasions throughout the process. this is to;

  • Increase oxygen content
  • distribute heat to regulate temperature
  • distribute heat to distribute moisture
Windrow composting takes on average 16 weeks per cycle.

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