preparation of composting material
Collecting and sorting systematically enables you
to process a wide range of starting materials efficiently,
using a garden shredder. Simple collection containers are
Collect branch material separately from clean, soft
plant trimmings and cover to protect from rain. Separate dirty,
damp material (containing earth or roots) from “clean, dry”
Materials that are ideal for
organic, decomposable material from the garden and home such as
green waste, harvesting leftovers, flowers, shrubs, grass
cuttings, leaves, cuttings from trees, bushes and hedges, balcony
plants, house plants, kitchen scraps (fruit and vegetables), tea,
coffee, eggs, limited amounts of wood shavings or sawdust.
Not recommended for
Weeds with a lot of seeds or roots, diseased plants. Paper
Totally unsuitable are:
All metallic materials, glass, plastics.
The correctness of the composition of the starting material
determines the speed of the decomposition process and the quality
of the compost. For conversion purposes, the micro-organisms
require one part nitrogen (N) to every 25 parts carbon (C). The
nitrogen comes from the green substances, i.e. grass cuttings,
flowers, leaves and vegetables. The carbon is derived from the
wood-content, from trees, hedges and bush cuttings.
Preparation of Organic waste
with garden shredders
Coarse material such as twigs branches and
flowering shrubs is shredded using a garden shredder. Plant
trimmings are torn up, and the sur face area is increased and can
easily be attacked by microbes and other decomposition agents.
This promotes decomposition.
A garden shredder makes easy work of shredding coarse,
bulky, tough, soft, hard and fibrous material. Passing shredded
material through repeatedly provides for optimal mixing, aeration
and re-shredding. The starting material is prepared, mixed and
structured so well, that there is no need to turn it over later
for a better supply of oxygen.