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Composting case study

Burke, Jean and Walsh, Phil (2002) Composting case study. In: Powell, Jane and et al., (Eds.) Proceedings of the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference, Organic Centre Wales, Institute of Rural Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth, pp. 151-152.

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This report was presented at the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference. Garden waste delivered by the public to a recycling centre is stockpiled, shredded and delivered to the on-farm composting site. The material is forced, together with aeration pipes into 60 metre long EcoPods using specialist machinery. The temperatures achieved during the composting process are fully monitored and controlled using a forced aeration system. The composting site operates under a waste management licence exemption and has temporary planning approval. Concerns raised about the site include increased heavy traffic, leachate, noise nuisance, birds and vermin, odours, dust and bio-aerosols harmful to health. Local residents remain intolerant of the composting system. The planning authority acknowledge that current legislation can be a barrier to the development of large scale composting operations.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Colloquium of Organic Researchers; COR; on-farm composting, legislation; compost; case study; waste management
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Research affiliation: UK
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2002
UK > Other organizations
UK > Duchy College
Deposited By: Powell, Ms Jane
ID Code:8386
Deposited On:20 Oct 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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