As a visitor to our website you either already have heard about our product or you have found our product because you are looking for a solution to the waste you are generating. We would like to explain in more straight forward details.
You probably have a food or green waste challenge and would like to find an alternative method of disposal, either because you want to save money on disposal costs, or simply because you are aware that continuing to send waste to landfills is damaging our environment. Our product, the Rocket® composter, could be the solution to your challenges.
Composting has existed forever, but composting this way has not. We offer a new type of machine that harnesses and speeds natures own process. This is a mechanical system which works by hosting a biological process inside the machine. It is an automated process. It does require a little care – this is not to be mistaken for labor intensive effort, as this is not the case.
The Rocket® composter is an almost silent system that runs twenty for hours a day, the biological process is also constant. This biological process needs food and feeding, similar to us, on a regular basis, this is where your food or green waste that you generate comes into the process.
These wastes are added to the Rocket® composter as frequently as possible, daily, twice daily or more - as is best suited to your waste stream and working practices. The material stays inside the machine for 14 days, but again this is a continuous process, waste added every day, with composted material exiting the machines every day. You do not have to fill the machine and wait 14 days - the process works constantly, is a continuous process.
We have kept to simple operating procedures that are easy to learn and teach. We have kept to simple procedures that require minimal operator interaction, and we have kept the Rocket® composter as close to the "traditional" waste disposal methods as possible.
In addition, we have also kept the operation and working with the Rocket® composter as neat and as clean and tidy as possible. We hope when you see the Rocket® composter it will dispel any thoughts that composting is still a backbreaking and dirty task!
There may be some misinformation in what you have heard about the possibility of composting your waste on site, but take this opportunity and call one of our staff. We will very glad to help you find a sustainable solution for your particular situation, whatever your role, whatever the profession and whatever the waste you are dealing with.
What Food Waste Can I Compost in the Rocket® composter?
A question we get asked frequently, the answer is simply all of it- except high volumes of liquids such as sauces, gravies, custards or fruit juices, and big bones.
The Rocket® composter can compost all items from the start of the kitchen or catering process, from off cuts of broccoli and carrots, cabbage and potatoes, raw meats, fish and other such ingredients. Following the process in the catering areas which items such as unwanted food, spoilt food and plate scrapings, cooked meats, fish, pasta, rice, vegetables even cakes and breads. The machines do like a varied and mixed diet, not too much of just one item. However, if this is your primary waste stream and it happens to be one particular type of item, we do have a novel solution. In all cases please do contact NATH representative to help treat your food waste in a sustainable way.
What do I need to mix with food waste to make compost ?
Food waste on its own will not make compost. In home composting you are instructed to mix your "greens and your browns" such as grass and garden waste and some food wastes with the browns, such as cardboards, paper and woody garden materials.
Similarly in the Rocket® composter we will ask you to mix greens and browns - food waste and wood waste in equal volumes. The wood waste in this case is woodchip. Fortunately, woodchips are very easily sourced.
It is someone else's businesses by-product, they similarly, are having problems of disposing of their by product including tree surgeons, arboricultural practices, councils, highways agencies etc. Several quickly telephone calls to people in your area and you would often find a regular supply of woodchips being delivered with little or no charge at all. These woodchips do not need to be from a particular type of tree or age, but need to be a particular size. They need to be less than 40mm - see picture as a guide.
If you are having difficulty please contact a NATH consultant who will help you to find a solution.