Guide

Producing and selling compost

Introduction

Organic waste is waste material that usually comes from plant or animal sources, such as garden waste, food waste and sewage sludge. If your business handles other people's waste, you could look into opportunities to compost organic waste. This will reduce the cost of sending waste for disposal and enable you to generate extra revenue by selling the compost you produce.

If you produce organic waste, for example on a farm, you may be able to use composting to manage your waste.

Organic waste can be composted in a range of facilities from small- to large-scale. Alternatively, if you don't want or need your own facilities you could work with another organisation that can handle your organic waste.

This guide provides an overview of how to set up composting in your business. It outlines the legislation your business must comply with, different composting techniques, available funding and how you can market your compost.