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Quality protocol: compost

The end of waste criteria for the production and use of quality compost from source-segregated biodegradable waste.

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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.