Keep Contaminants Out Of Your Compost
To produce high quality compost, inorganic waste contaminants must be removed
What is Compost?
Compost is simply organic matter that has been naturally and biologically decomposed. The presence of contaminants such as plastic or glass can ruin the quality and ultimately the value of a batch of compost. Clean, quality compost does not contain contaminants or smelly odors, and is used as fertilizer and soil enrichment.
What Materials Can Be Processed?
Compost can be produced from almost any organic material including commercial and household food waste, green waste (yard clippings and debris, branches, and trimmings), agricultural waste, and animal waste including manure and even carcasses.
What is Komptech’s Solution?
Our simple, four-step process maximizes finished compost quality and process efficiency.
- First, pre-screen large contaminants for a more efficient sort line. Screening incoming waste materials before they reach the sort line enables fines to be removed and larger contaminants can be distributed more evenly onto the belt for easier identification and more efficient sorting and picking.
- Next, shred instead of grind, to keep contaminants large and create better airflow. Slow speed shredding allows contaminants to be downsized, yet remain large enough to efficiently separate vs. grinding to small, inseparable pieces.
- Third, turn the compost into optimum-sized windrows to improve ventilation, enable re-watering and ensure proper mixing.
- Last, screen with a wind sifter to remove Overs contaminants. When overflow is processed through a wind sifter lightweight contaminants can be removed easily and then used as structure fill or can be used as biomass fuel once the stones have been removed by a stone separator.
Why Compost Commercially?
Composting helps divert organic waste from landfills, saving money on tipping fees, while helping to minimize harmful methane gas production. Quality compost is a high-demand product with tremendous profit potential. Compost naturally returns valuable nutrients back into the ground, helping to maximize the quality, water retention and regrowth fertility of the soil.
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