Nappies and other AHP waste are processed with green waste through a HotRot composting unit.
AHP and green waste enter one end and move down the vessel as part of a continuous process. This is of a duration and temperature that ensures pathogens are eliminated and that the full composting process is complete. The compost is then put through a screening process to remove all materials (mainly plastics) that cannot be composted. The final compost is tested as part of our quality control before being ready for use.
The final compost is free from pathogens. It can be used for non- food agriculture, leisure areas and other general composted areas.
The plastic waste is currently sent to waste-to-energy plants, but research is being commissioned to look at recycling options.