Composting Services

What can we compost?

BACS are licensed to receive and process biodegradable waste types arising from parks, gardens, vegetable and fruit production, and other green waste composters.  Largely this is garden waste supplied by Local Authorities from green/brown bin collections and from Household Waste Recycling Centres.  For a full list of waste types we can receive and up to date charges please contact us.

Birch Airfield Composting Services

What can’t we compost?

We cannot accept waste types that are not listed on our Environment Agency Permit; including all animal by-products and any type of kitchen waste.  We are also unable to compost waste that is contaminated with non biodegradable material such as plastic, glass, metal and coated paper/cardboard.   All non conforming material will be rejected from the site at the supplier’s expense so please call ahead if you are unsure about our waste acceptance criteria.

Birch Airfield Composting Services

For clarity we are also unable to accept the following toxic/invasive weed species:

  • Ragwort (Senecio jacobae)
  • Yew (Taxus baccata)
  • Hemlock (Conium maculatum)
  • Rhododendron (Rhododendron Ponticum)
  • Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)

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