Closing The Loop
This infographic shows the SOILCO Regeneration Process using the in-vessel composting method:
Households sort food in caddies and green bins
Food and garden organics (FOGO) collected from households
Arrive, weigh and unload
Size reduction (shredding) and particle sizing (screening)
Aeration tunnel filled and air supplied from underneath, water added as required
Automated process visualisation and control from computers
Compost screened and sold
Regenerate soil for dynamic growth
Fruits and vegetables are grown and purchased in a virtuous cycle
Collection trucks pick up FOGO waste from the kerb and bring it to SOILCO’s organics processing facility.
When it arrives, it’s unloaded and sorted manually on a conveyor belt in a sorting cabin. People manually remove plastic and inert materials from the contents.
The organic materials are then shredded and screened to create uniform particle sizes and a homogenous product ready for composting.
The composting process takes 8 to 12 weeks before it becomes finished soil health products in the form of carbon-rich mulch and compost.