Visiting of Kowloon Bay Pilot Composting Plant
30 November 2012: Greeners Action organizes Kowloon Bay Pilot Composting Plant visit regularly. The 30th November visit was for CityU staff and students as part of the campaign "Zero Food Waste in CityU". Green Connections staff joined this time.
Operation of the plant
When waste is received, staff takes out materials which cannot be converted into compost. For example plastic bags, large bones, and strings.
They then put the waste into a rolling machine for composting for 10 days with the bulking agent inside to keep the air within the compost.
The partially composted waste is then transferred into bins and to a heap on the ground for about thirty days while the process of biological decomposition continues.
There is bad odour inside the whole plant, but there is a bio-filter which absorbs 95% of it already! It would be terrible if the plant didn't install the bio-filter!
Mature compost is, however, odourless after the bulking agent removed!
Know more about the plant: click here
About Greeners Action: clickhere