Quality protocol: compost
- Environment Agency
- Part of:
- Quality protocols: converting waste into non-waste products, Waste and recycling, and Business and the environment
- 1 August 2012
The end of waste criteria for the production and use of quality compost from source-segregated biodegradable waste.
Ref: LIT 7060 PDF, 302KB, 33 pages
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Biodegradable waste (biowaste) segregated at source can be fully recovered and used as quality compost.
This quality protocol sets out the end of waste criteria for the production of quality compost from source-segregated biodegradable waste destined for use in designated market sectors. It applies across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
If the criteria are met, the resulting outputs will normally be regarded as having been fully recovered and to have ceased to be waste.
Published: 1 August 2012