GVA composting plant

At the Pohlsche Heide composting plant, around 40,000 tons of organic waste collected via the organic waste garbage can and a further 10,000 tons of separately delivered green waste are processed each year. This is turned into valuable compost in a natural rotting process.

The organic waste is first dumped by the delivery vehicles in the flat bunker area of the delivery hall. They are then picked up by a wheel loader and dropped into a feed hopper. Further transport takes place by means of an inclined belt. The organic waste first passes through a ferrous metal separator and is then transported through a sorting cabin. Here, employees of the composting plant sort out interfering and harmful substances.

A proportion of green waste that meets the requirements is then added to the biowaste that has been processed in this way.
The material is transported to the intensive rotting halls, where it is built up fully automatically into a trapezoidal windrow. An automatic transfer device turns the material at regular intervals and transports it through the rotting hall, which is about 130 m long and 30 m wide, within a period of about eight to ten weeks.

The discharge is also fully automatic, analogous to the input. After a further three months of post-rotting in the open post-rotting hall, the compost can be screened and then marketed.