ORG Sector Group Meeting - Composting and AD

Date:   18th November 2015, 9.30 - 3.30pm
Location: Lakeside Lodge Golf Centre, Fen Road, Pidley, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE28 3DF 
The Organics Recycling Group of the REA invite you courtesy of Envar Ltd and Kiverco Recycling Plant to a Sector Group meeting and site visit on Wednesday the 18th November at Envar’s in-vessel composting facility near St Ives.This event provides an ideal opportunity for members to discuss current issues concerning composting and Anaerobic Digestion, learn about any current concerns and also visit a facility of interest.

The morning session will be held in the nearby Lakeside lodge with the site tour in the afternoon.

The morning session will start with coffee, followed by a number of short presentations covering: 
General Update on ORG activities and relevant regulatory developments
European Update (Fertilisers Regulation)
Latest updates from Compost Certification Scheme and Biofertiliser Certification Scheme
Overview of Envar Ltd’s  Composting site and Kiverco screening plant

After lunch and networking, the afternoon will be hosted by Envar Ltd, who will provide a guided tour of their composting facility.

PPE is required for the site visit: Hard hat, high visibility jacket/vest and safety boots. There are very limited supplies at the site so anyone without suitable equipment will risk not being able to undertake the tour. In addition it is an operating site so depending on weather conditions can be dirty and dusty.

About Envar Composting Ltd:
Envar are the owner and operator of one of the UK’s largest In Vessel Composting (IVC) facilities which is part of the ADAS Group of Companies ( The site processes co-mingled food and garden waste on behalf of local authorities, with an annual licence limit of over 100,000 tonnes. There has been substantial investment in the past two to three years, with c. £8m spent on best-in-class Gicom composting tunnels (facility has 9 in total with a total throughput capacity of 135-145,000 tonnes per annum) and a Kiverco screening system (maximum capacity of 55 tonnes per hour). 

Significant scope exists for further development at the site (facility only currently uses c. 9 hectares of a c. 18 hectare site). It is an ideally located site, with no dwellings in the immediate vicinity and open farmland on all sides.

PAS 100 compost currently goes to agricultural land as a source of crop nutrients.  The site holds a number of key accreditations and certifications, including ISO9001, ISO14001, PAS100 and an Animal By-Products Regulations (ABPR) licence. The business is currently for sale, with the sale being handled by BCMS Corporate ( and is expected to take another 3-4 months

The visit to the site will give members of the Organics Recycling Group the opportunity to see this state-of-the-art plant in operation.

The morning session will be held at Lakeside Lodge, Fen Road, Pidley, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE28 3DF. Directions here

Envar’s Site address is: Envar Composting, Cheffins, The Heath, Woodhurst, Huntingdon, PE28 3BS.

To book your place, please click HERE. This meeting is free to attend for REA members. If you would like to attend and are not a member, please contact Jenny. Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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