Most of our composters are delivered to businesses and organisations wishing to reduce food waste collection costs and make their business more sustainable, but every now and again we deliver a composter to a site run by passionate volunteers all working hard to enrich each other’s lives and just make the world a better place.
One such example is Pentrebane in South Wales where residents and volunteers have been recognised for their great community work at the Pentrebane Zone which includes Gardening Clubs, Family Cooking and Woodworking workshops, winning several awards along the way.
The gardening club includes a scheme to grow your own hops before supplying then to a local brewery who turn them into excellent, low food-miles beer, a great way to enjoy the fruits of your labours, now that is keeping it local!
All the green waste, food waste and shavings from the woodworking workshops can now be added to their community Ridan Composter, to be turned into lovely, healthy, nutritious compost for use in their community gardens. It’s a win win for the members and the environment.
Composting is the decomposition of biodegradable organic matter, including cooked and raw food waste. Kitchen waste and plate scrapings can all be composted, as can garden waste such as grass clippings and dead leaves. Any bio-degradable matter can be composted.
When the conditions in the Ridan composting machine are correct, microscopic organisms respire and breakdown the matter to produce nutrient rich compost that is perfect for your garden!
All raw and cooked food waste can be composted in a Ridan. Fruit, veg, greens and prep compost most easily, however starches, meats and dough take longer to digest, much like our own digestive systems, so a mixture of both types of foods is essential.
Dead leaves, straw, paper, cardboard and tissue can be composted by layering them into the Maturation Box, between the compost as it is loaded, this works better than adding them to the Ridan. For more information go to: How the Ridan Composter works
It depends on the amount of food waste your community is producing, however we typically find at least one large food waste composter will be required. Have a look through the table below to understand which Ridan Food Waste Composter will be right for your business.
|Specifications||The Small Ridan||The Medium Ridan||The Large Ridan|
|Maximum Throughput||80 Litres per week||200 Litres per week||400 Litres per week|
|Unit Dimensions (meters)||2.1L x 1.0W x 1.4H||2.4L x 1.0W x 1.5H||2.5L x 1.0W x1.6H|
|Unit Weight (empty)||50Kg||60Kg||70Kg|
|Price of Ridan||£2250 plus vat||£2950 plus vat||£3650 plus vat|
|Maturation Boxes||1 @ £360 plus vat||2 @ £360 each plus vat||3 @ £360 each plus vat|