Garden and landscape

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Green waste composting machines for gardening businesses

  • Garden centres
  • Gardening businesses
  • Landscaping businesses

Any business that produces green waste from grass and plant cuttings will benefit from on-site commercial green waste recycling.

Composting with a Ridan Composting machine is a fantastic way to improve your business’s green credentials, whilst saving you money on your waste collection and disposal bills.

The Ridan Composter does not require electrical power so can be situated anywhere on your premises, or even be turned into a feature. Take your business forward with a clean, green composting machine that will impress your clientele.

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Green waste problems

  • Waste needs taking to the tip
  • Can be costly to small businesses
  • The waste is dumped at landfill sites
  • The waste rots creating greenhouse gases
  • Uneconomical
  • Bad for the environment

Healthy compost

Green waste solutions

  • Recycle waste on your premises
  • Remove the need for tip runs
  • Clean and hygienic
  • No insects or rodents
  • No bad odours
  • Create your own compost
  • Reduce Co2 emissions
  • Environmentally friendly

What is composting?

Composting is the decomposition of biodegradable organic matter, including food and green, garden waste.

To create perfect, healthy, nutrient rich compost, the conditions have to be just right to encourage the growth of microscopic organisms which respire and breakdown the matter. As long as the mix in your Ridan Composter is right, the Ridan will create the perfect conditions by retaining the natural warmth that is generated during the process and aerating the mixture to prevent rotting.

The mixture created by the Ridan Composter is then transferred to a maturation bin where it matures into perfect compost that can be used or sold by your gardening business.

Ridan composting for gardening businesses

Save money and the planet

The Ridan Composting system can save you money on the costs of disposing of your green waste, but can also save you money on the cost of purchasing new compost. It may even make you money if you sell the compost you produce.

That is clearly a win, win situation, but you also have the added benefit of knowing that you will be helping the environment too by reducing harmful Co2 greenhouse gases and other pollutants that are created by rotting green waste at landfill sites.

So that is a win, win, win situation!

Be an Eco-friendly business and let others follow!

What can your business compost?


  • Grass cuttings and garden waste
  • Dead leaves
  • Fruit and Veg (including skins)
  • Food waste
  • Shredded paper, card and tissue
  • Oils and fats

commercial food waste composting

All green and 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 is essential. Twigs and branches from plants and trees will compost, but will need to chopped into small pieces, preferably sawdust.

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

How do I use a Ridan Composter?

Successful composting all depends on getting the right proportions of carbon and nitrogen rich materials. Too much carbon can cause the materials to be too dry and not break down. Too much nitrogen tends to make the waste go rotten and smelly.

compost in hands

You can compost all food waste (foods past their sell by date, cuttings, peelings, and plate scrapings) and all garden waste (grass clippings, weeds, cuttings, and horse manure). These green waste products are all nitrogen rich, so you need to balance this out with carbon rich products. Carbon rich products need to be hard, dry and absorbent materials. i.e. shredded paper, wood chips, sawdust, cardboard, dead leaves, and straw (brown waste)

Which Ridan is Best for Business ?

It depends on the amount of green waste your business is producing, however we typically find at least one Ridan Pro 400 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 Ridan Pro 200Ridan Pro 400
Maximum Throughput 200 Litres per week 400 Litres per week
Unit Dimensions (meters)2.4L x 1.0W x 1.5H2.5L x 1.0W x1.6H
Unit Weight (empty)60Kg70Kg
Price of Ridan £3950 plus vat £4650 plus vat
Maturation Boxes2 @ £480 each plus vat3 @ £480 each plus vat