Organic waste: closing the recycling loop

Making fertiliser and energy from green and biowaste

From hedges to the recycling centre: green waste from gardens and parks is much more than just conventional waste. Using tried-and-trusted processes, materials experts from the ALBA Group turn branches, foliage and similar waste into precious compost for gardening and agriculture. After collection, the green waste is shredded by experts and sent to specialist sites for open-air composting. The waste is stored in heaps and the combined effects of oxygen and water result in a composting process lasting six to eight months.

Dünger und Energie aus Organischen Stoffen

Expertise - the key to recycling biowaste

Some types of plant waste cannot be immediately sent for open-air composting. For example, ALBA uses special fermentation facilities to turn waste from biowaste wheelie bins into methane, which is used to generate electricity in combined heat and power plants. This fermentation process keeps any associated odour nuisance to a minimum and dries out the material, which can then be sent for composting and mixed with green waste to produce marketable compost.

A natural product that meets the highest quality standards

By subjecting organic material to temperature testing and sanitisation, ALBA specialists prevent any germs from developing. The end result is certified compost that can be filled in sacks by the peat and soil industry and used as a valuable natural fertiliser.

As well as producing compost, we have also established a procedure for turning the shredded wood fractions from green waste into substitute fuels for power stations - an environmentally friendly replacement for oil and gas.

Are you looking for a compost supplier, or substitute fuels made from wood? Contact us to find out more about the valuable raw materials we extract from green and biowaste generated by agriculture and gardening.

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Frankfurter Straße 251
38122 Braunschweig

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Standort Dunningen
Schramberger Straße 59
78655 Dunningen

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Walderseeer Str. 40
06785 Oranienbaum-Wörlitz

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Franz-Josef-Schweitzer-Platz 1
16727 Velten

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Marzahner Straße 36
13053 Berlin
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