Composting

Coastal Recycling Composting

Every year Coastal creates more than 35,000 tonnes of compost through green garden waste that is collected and processed from all over the region.

We currently work with over 30 farms across Devon to produce an organic soil conditioner for farmland and fields as an environmentally beneficial alternative to sewage sludge or chemical fertilisers.

After collecting and shredding the garden waste at our recycling centres, it is composted on farms for several months before being tested for nutrients and then spread on the land.  Extreme weather patterns are becoming increasingly common, with both heavy rainfall events and droughts affecting farmland. Adding organic matter to the soil is the best way to improve its holding capacity and farmers using our compost do report better resilience in their crops, as green compost is particularly rich in lignified (stable & long-lasting) organic matter.

Below are some of the farms that use our compost.

Riverford Organic Farms

Shillingford Organics: Shillingford Abbot, Exeter

Linscombe Farm: Crediton

Rod and Ben’s: Bickham Farm, Exeter

 Also you may find these links useful for information, videos and case studies. 

WRAP

SWARM Hub

Pasture Fed Livestock Association

Rothampsted Research

Regen AG

BASIS Registration