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Why Compost?

Improving Soil

Changing agricultural systems, chemical applications and urban sprawl have resulted in a global deterioration of soil quality over the past 50 years.

Soil needs a combination of nitrogen, carbon, oxygen and important trace minerals. Raw biodegradable materials are broken down by micro-organisms, which result in a process in which the ingredients quite literally cook themselves into rapid decay. Compost breathes life back into soil and provides all the nutrients and fertilising benefits your soil needs.

Compost is crucial for reversing soil deterioration, and with regular applications, soil can be returned to its natural, nutrient-rich state. Compost is a totally natural, nutrient-rich food/material used for soil improvement and plant and turf development. Conveniently, it’s also a fantastic, sustainable solution to the growing problem of processing waste material and its consequential environmental impacts.

Processing Waste

All over the UK, landfill sites are filling up; incineration of rubbish is dangerous, environmentally damaging and unpopular, and other waste disposal options are becoming harder to find. The UK is getting swamped with waste.

The compost industry is in the midst of dramatic change. Until relatively recently, composting has been a largely low-tech process, with raw materials usually being green waste (leaves and trimmings from gardens and municipal parks).

Fairfield has developed a composting production model that processes tonnes of fruit, veg, plant and woody waste into top-quality, peat-free compost.

Fairfield compost is a high quality material, rich in organic matter and microbial population, which are essential components to healthy and productive soils. Product consistency is guaranteed as Fairfield's products and processes adhere to BSI PAS 100 accreditation system.

We receive tonnes of biodegradable fruit, vegetable, plant and flowers from the New Smithfield market, and green waste from landscapers, parks' departments and waste companies.

Waste material is processed using in-vessel, vertical composting units.

As a result of the intensive, high temperature process, the production process of Fairfield's compost is quick - 1 week in the VCU; 6 weeks to mature.

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