Do you manage a residential home, manor house, hall or stately home open to the public? If so your residents or visitors are likely to produce large amounts of food waste. Are you happy with your current waste management system?
Recycling your food waste and garden waste on site is now a practical, viable solution. Reduce mess, reduce smells and reduce costs in an environmentally friendly way that benefits you, your residents, visitors and the environment.
The Ridan Composting system has already been installed in places such as residential homes, National Trust properties, large estates and country house hotels, each enjoying their own benefits. Most enjoy the clean and hygienic way the food waste is disposed of and most are also happy that they are reducing their carbon footprint and adding to their green credentials, but some have significantly reduced their food waste disposal costs. For houses open to the public, the Ridan has become an added attraction to visitors!
The Ridan Composting system requires no power so can be located anywhere (with a flat surface). This could be anywhere on your grounds, housed inside a shed or garage, or some have even put them on flat roofs!
It is the highlight of our ‘Clever Composting’ talks and always sparks intrigue from our visitors.
This is what gardener Cailean Iain Stewart from the National Trust’s Nunnignton Hall had to say about their Ridan.
“At Nunnington Hall we have been utilising the Ridan composter for about 4 years with great success. It is an efficient and reliable tumbler and has no problem coping with large amounts of kitchen waste. The finished product is very versatile; it makes an excellent pre-composter and helps as an accelerator in our home-made compost bays. It is also well beyond the interest of small mammals as well as being a sealed unit raised at height. It is the highlight of our ‘Clever Composting’ talks and always sparks intrigue from our visitors.”
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
We offer a range of three Ridan Food Waste Composting Machines, to accommodate different needs. The best way to decide which size of Ridan you need is to measure how many litres of food waste your business produces each week. Here is a guide:
Some clients have purchased two or more Ridan Composting systems to cater for larger numbers. Of course, please remember that other factors need to be considered too, such as:
|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|
The National Trust has been extremely proactive in promoting their use of Ridan Food Waste Composters on their sites. It has given them a cost effective way of recycling their food waste. The properties we have supplied to tend to have 2-3 large Ridan Composters. Click here to read a case study of how the National Trust recycled their food waste with the Ridan Composter.