Composting and the Environment

Reducing Pollution

Local composting facility reduces truck miles which reduces exhaust gas and noise pollution.

Deep Clamp Composting increases pasteurisation, minimises airborne particles and water run-off when compared with the windrow method.

Putting compost on land increases soil organic matter. This increases fertility and reduces the possibility of pollution and soil erosion.

Working towards the BSI PAS 100:2005 Specification For Composted Materials.

Composting and the use of compost puts carbon back into the ground and not into the atmosphere, reducing the effects of global warming.


Deep Clamp Composting

LAND NETWORK uses a process called Deep Clamp Composting. This is a safer and superior process to the more commonly seen long windrow approach.



The raw green and bio-degradable material is delivered and placed in a large heap approximately 3m high. This is called the clamp. The more local the material the better; it gets trucks off the road, it saves the local authorities valuable time and saves everyone money. When the local authority saves, the council tax payer saves.

The compost is processed on a custom built base which is specifically engineered to protect groundwater. The use of this method means that the composting process takes up very little space and has less chance of odour problems.

The clamp is periodically turned allowing material that was on the outside to the rotated to the inside. The composting material therefore has a small surface area relative to volume so most of the compost reaches, and maintains, pasteurisation temperatures. The clamp i s aerated, moisture is maintained, heat is retained above to 55 degrees C, and weed seeds are killed.

Finally, after several weeks, the compost is ready and it is spread locally on the land which the farm manages. The compost improves the soil structure and fertility, providing nutrients and locking them into the soil ready for the crops to use.

Website designed by www.ByteBox.co.uk ©2006