Jeremy Jacobs, technical director of the Renewable Energy Association (REA), was on hand to cut the ribbon at the site yesterday (November 3), alongside Adrian Williams, managing director of the company.
The facility builds on a smaller 5,000 tonnes-per-year capacity composting site that already receives some commercial green waste from London, which produces compost to help break down heavy clays and encourage plant growth at the farm.
With the larger concrete pad now completed, the firm will develop its pre-existing customer base, shredding the material down to a large particle size of an estimated 180-220mm.
Meanwhile, rainwater and run-off will be harvested and reapplied to the windrows via an irrigation system, allowing them to maintain an optimum level of moisture content. And, a new compost management system has been fitted to monitor temperature, oxygen levels and any odour issues – which the company is keen to eliminate.