Modern Composting - Active Climate Protection

Composting Is an Optimal Alternative or Complement to the Organic Waste Bin

Organic Waste Recycling Is Valuable for the Garden

  • our crops need a loose soil which is rich in humus containing enough organic carbon and plant available nutrients (phosphorous, nitrogen, potassium...)
  • organic waste contains these valuable elements, but they have to be transformed through "proper composting"
  • high-quality compost improves the soil and acts as fertilizer and antagonist of plant diseases and snails.

If organic waste is composted properly, it should be decomposed and sanitised (through the process heat of 65°C) within 2-3 weeks. In the following 6-8 weeks, humus is formed and the typical crumb structure develops, in which carbon and nitrate are embedded. In this form the nutrients are water-insoluble but plant available.

Optimal Treatment of Organic Waste

If organic waste is composted under sufficient air supply (O2), aerobic strains of bacteria, the excrements of which are stable oxygen-compounds, can flourish. Yeasts, fungi, trace elements (zinc, copper, manganese), phosphoric acid, nitrate, proteins, vitamins and antibiotics are the products of this...

...biotic process called rotting process.

The Putrefactive Problem

If organic waste is stored under anaerobic conditions (without sufficient O2 supply), anaerobic strains of bacteria, the excrements of which are toxic hydrogen (H) compounds, can flourish. Hydrogen compounds with sulphur, chlorine, carbon and phosphorus as well as ammonia, toxins, viruses, pathogens, insects and unpleasant smell are the products of this...

...abiotic process called putrefaction process.

Self Composting or Communal Service

Whether you compost organic waste in your own garden or use communal services doesn't mind, what's for sure, is that proper disposal of organic waste is indispensable for a sustainably protecting of our environment, soils and waters.

  • about 30% less residual waste (and costs!), less smell and leachate from residual waste
  • climate protection - carbon (C) is fixed in the soil instead of outgased in form of methane (CH4) or carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • composting means „bio-waste recycling”

Composters Create Favourable Conditions

  • Composting is a natural process which follows certain rules.
  • Important are the right mix and a balanced ratio of carbon and nitrogen containing material (C/N ratio) as well as the addition of 10% clayey earth (containing the microorganisms).
  • Since rotting is an aerobic process, the composter has to take care of the right climate.
  • If the clamp in addition has optimal moisture and temperature (50°-65°C) and enough oxygen (trough repeated turn over), the product will be of high quality.

Composting is the missing link for a closed circle economy in modern farming and gardening.

Compost Production Process

high-quality compost within 8-12 weeks

  • pile up a clamp with suitable material and mix until homogeneous
  • turn the clamp over on the next day (a textile fleece protects from rain and drought)
  • after 3-5 days again aeration trough turn over (afterwards once a week)
  • in 8-12 weeks the compost is "mature" and can be used after sieving

perfect high-quality compost

  • should have a crumble structure, smell like earth, and form no clods
  • should contain nitrate and nutrients integrated in compounds and display a neutral pH-value.
  • mustn't contain germinable seeds and must be compatible to plants
  • mustn't contain sulfide and nitrite and has to have an ammonia content beneath 2ppm
  • should contain natural antibiotics and vitamins and no pathogens
  • activates, and loosens the soil, acts as fertiliser and can form durable humus

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