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TWIRLS: Treating Waste for Restoring Land Sustainability


TWIRLS Composting Activities

The aim of this project is to demonstrate that it is possible to safely compost many of the wastes produced by people, industry and agriculture, as a sustainable alternative to landfilling. During composting, pollutants contained in the wastes are destroyed or stabilised. The finished compost can then be used to restore derelict post-industrial sites or to return organic matter and nutrients to degraded agricultural land. In this area of our site you can read about the aims of our research, the different wastes we are using and how we are composting them.

EcoPOD in-vessel composters at our Shotton trial site (brownfield land), July 2005