Composting | Acorn Recycling

By: Acorn Recycling  05/12/2011
Keywords: waste, composting


Acorn Recycling operate a network of indoor forced aeration composting facilities capable of treating a wide range of biodegradable wastes. The composting process employed is highly controlled process that ensures compliance with a range of relevant standards, including EPA compost quality requirements and Department of Agriculture animal by-product treatment.

As a batch process the facility is capable of treating a wide range of wastes from which a range of compost products are produced (ranging from high quality Class 1 compost to stabilised biowaste).
Acorns composting infrastructure will play a vital role in enabling Ireland to move away from the landfilling of biodegradable waste, as required by the EU landfill Directive, and managing our waste in a more environmental and economically sustainable manner.

Waste types accepted include:

  • ‘Brown Bin’ food and garden waste
  • Catering waste
  • Green Waste
  • Agricultural Wastes
  • Food and Drinks industry sludges and residue
  • Packaged food products (See packaged waste management).
  • Grease waste
  • Organic Fines

And a broad range of other waste types are also accepted.

Keywords: composting, waste

Other products and services from Acorn Recycling


Packaged Waste Management | Acorn Recycling

The unit has been used in applications as varied as extracting saline solution from plastic containers, paint from tins, aluminium cans, waste water treatment plant screenings, Tetra packs and oil drum containers. It is also capable of removing water content from primary screenings from urban wastewater treatment plants and wet food products such as fruit and vegetables.


Dewatering | Acorn Recycling

With the sludge automatically loaded on board, the Maskoflex can then easily transport the dewatered sludge to the disposal destination.Because of the reduction in volume and efficiency of dewatering, the Maskoflex mobile dewatering unit can dramatically reduce the costs of sludge disposal.


Centrifuges | Acorn Recycling

The liquid passes into a separation chamber where centrifugal forces separate the solid from the liquid.The solid is flung on to the bowl wall and are fed through the scroll into a discharge and onto a conveyor. It can produce a cake of greater than 21% DS which significantly reduces the volume of water for transport and produces a centrate that is clear enough to discharge or return to the headworks or sludge tank.


Services | Acorn Recycling

In addition to composting Acorn provides; mobile de-packaging unit for packaged products, sludge dewatering services utilising fixed and mobile plant and disposal of water treatment sludges. Acorn use these range of technologies to find the most cost effective and environmentally sound methods for the disposing of biodegradable wastes.