A new composting machine to promote the most practical and financially efficient waste management plans for agricultural and country-side businesses has been launched by Horse Weigh International (HWIL).

Its rNature composting models use advanced technology to bring automatic composting of farm bedding waste, livestock market waste, abattoir waste (Categories 1, 2 and 3 from the abattoir processes), poultry processing plant waste, green waste for garden centres, and large hotel/golf resorts, food waste – for supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, to fast food outlets, and, any organic and biodegradable waste.

A range of models from the smallest rN25 (25kgs composting capacity per day) up to rN20000 (20,000kg composting capacity per day) are available from HWIL to produce an end result capable of a massive 90% volume reduction over a duration of just 18-20 hours leaving a saleable compost residue.

The machines are claimed to be highly efficient, using three phase electricity. Loaded daily up to capacity, each machine automatically processes via three internal processes – grinding, heating and the action of the natural 'mother' enzyme.

“This technology will allow our beloved countryside to say 'good-bye' to the large straw-based FYM/equine yard heaps and the possible leakage of effluent into water courses," said William Bedell, director of HWIL. "We believe that with this agenda, we are right 'on message' with the Prime Minister’s recent environmental announcements.”

HWIL also hopes to divert waste from landfill and achieve sustainable solutions in a wide variety of industries and facilities. In doing so, the company believes it is solving the whole process of ‘organic waste’ and closing the loop.

The rN technology is proven, it has been extensively used in the UAE for the last three years, on large poultry farms, and in hotel and sport resort complexes and can produce a saleable compost.

Financially, they can stand on their own feet without requiring any government involvement to make it a financially viable capital investment. Rapid financial paybacks, from one-four years are possible.

These composting machines can hugely improve a business’s environmental agenda by almost completely removing its waste disposal carbon footprint.

Mr Bedell added: “I financially proof tested this technology with the owner of a large garden centre in Ellesmere Port 12 months ago. The results proved that the machine paid for itself in less than a year, when compared to the centre’s annual waste disposal costs bill.

“We currently have a roaming demonstrator machine in the UK, which is particularly aimed at those clients with large operations, to first trial it. We can then accurately match the correct capacity machine to that operation’s daily organic waste generation."

All rN composting machines feature a fully automatic operation, a 18-20 hour cycle, one empty per week, a low operation cost, 12 months warranty and a service life of 10-12 years.