Welcome to Birch Airfield Composting Services

Birch Airfield Composting Services or “BACS” recycle garden, park and vegetable wastes that are collected by local Councils and businesses to produce a range of compost products.

Birch Airfield Composting Services

 

The business is owned and run by the Strathern Family whom have been farming in the locality for over half a century. They have been operating the BACS business from the old RAF Birch site near to Colchester in Essex since they set it up in 2002. The BACS site operates under an Environment Agency Permit and is able to accept and recycle a number of organic waste materials.  Wastes the site can receive include grass clippings, garden prunings, vegetables and fruit (not from the kitchen), woodchips and oversize from other composting sites.  No noxious weeds are permitted. Further information is available here:

 

Birch Airfield Composting Services

Birch Airfield Composting Services

 

The organic wastes that BACS receive are then subjected to a rigorous composting process that uses naturally occurring micro-bacteria to manufacture a number of quality assured products.  To ensure that these products are fit for purpose BACS have implemented a strict quality management system that conforms to both BSI PAS100 (2011) and the Compost Quality Protocol (CQP).

 

Birch Airfield Composting Services

 

Compost products are manufactured for use by gardeners, landscapers and by local farmers to restore soil organic matter.

 

Birch Airfield Composting Services

 

Birch Airfield Composting Services

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