In vessel compost, unlike green waste compost, is produced using a method in which the compost is confined in a building, container or vessel. This is so that air, moisture and temperature can be closely monitored and controlled. Temperature is closely monitored and compost must reach a certain temperature dependent on the process, before being applied to land. This is to kill any weed seeds that may be in the compost to prevent the germination of them onto land, and also to kill harmful pathogens within the compost.
This compost is made from materials from food waste and green waste mixed together; and undergoes the process of:
- Maturation -this process allows the compost to begin breaking down, with aerobic bacteria managing the chemical processes.
- Screening -process in which compost is goes through a drum in which removes any over- sized particles.
Benefits of in vessel compost include:
- provides slow release major and micro nutrients
- improves soil structure / workability & rooting potential
- increases moisture retention & soil drainage
- good source of organic matter (average 6.4t/ha)
- Average dry matter content: 49%
FGS Organics are able to supply BSI PAS 100 standard compost and non-certified compost to both arable land and certified organic farms.