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Commercial / Business Composting

Although institutions and commercial/industrial facilities contribute large amounts of food waste to landfills, businesses can choose to reduce waste on site into highly nutritious worm tea and worm castings. Hungry Bin provides a great opportunity for Commercial Composting for all businesses to assist with waste reduction.

When organic waste is processed on the premises, food scraps, and select paper products (shredded paper and cardboard) are transformed into high quality liquid fertilizer and worm castings, which can support landscaped areas on site or be given to employees for their own gardens.

The Hungry Bin waste reduction system does not require power, water or a sewerage connection like many other organic waste processing solutions. When installed, it has almost no on-going costs other than labour. The system can be fitted into under-utilized spaces behind buildings, or in car parks, for example.

The Hungry Bin is designed to be highly efficient, easy to use and require very little space. Individual units can be fitted onto a custom rack, meaning reducing waste can be done efficiently for any sized business. Twenty-four units fit into a standard car park space and will process up to 18 tonnes of waste per year.

Institutional Composting Case Study

The Mount Eden Correctional facility in Auckland, New Zealand, where a total of 200 Hungry Bin worm farms and 12 vegetable gardens has allowed Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF) operators Serco to compost organic waste on site and save more than $200,000 per year in the process.

"We are working with staff and prisoners to shape behaviour and improve our recycling," says MECF Director Gareth Sands. The Hungry Bins process around 200kg of food scraps daily, and the fertilizer they produce is used to grow vegetables and herbs.

Greenhouse & Farm Composting

Commercial Greenhouse and Farm operations consumer a lot of fertilizer, many of them produced from petrochemical products, to meet the pressure of constant crop yields. Why not recycle plant and other onsite green waste into natural nutrient-rich fertilizer that can boost crop yield and nutrition, while saving money on overhead supplies? Hungry bins can be supplemented with a range of organic wastes to calibrate your specific fertilizer ratio requirements. For example seaweed can be added to ensure the completed fertilizer contains trace nutrients like selenium and iodine.