Compost Production - the DNA of our company - simple but wonderful
Our company’s DNA is simple, but wonderful. "We will lead the waste removal and recycling industry in Israel, with a different marketing approach where service and technological innovation create an end-product of the highest possible quality, for the benefit of our customers, service providers, and employees." This is how we approach every project and every area of operations. We constantly seek ways to save consumption and provide solutions for the Israeli public wherever we can, to protect the environment, living spaces, and greener ecology. We have seen that in the last few years, the importance of compost has increased. In the past, it was used mainly by environmentalists and gardeners. Today, municipalities, agencies, private companies and especially governments recognize the fact that the use of compost has huge economic benefits: it reduces waste, emission of greenhouse gases, contamination of groundwater and the need to buy expensive chemical fertilizers. The sale of compost made from waste also saves money that was previously budgeted for waste treatment.
What exactly compost production is?
- Compost production is the result of a compostation process.
- Compostation is a process in which the organic materials – materials which were once alive – but decay under controlled conditions.
- The material is decayed through a lengthy, biologically oxidizing heat-generating process (thermophilic)
- During the process, the solid organic material is broken down into its elements
- The result is uniform earthy, odorless and stable organic material.
The compostation process is executed under controlled conditions (an aerobic, high-temperature, high-humidity process, in order to attain the required compost production characteristics. We are actually copying nature, but in a confined space that can treat simultaneously large quantities of waste.
Why we produce compost?
Compost production has major advantages: apart from the economic advantages that we have already mentioned, agriculture benefits from the development of the compost industry.
- A fertilizer mix for crops and germination.
- Erosion prevention and improved water retention by the soil.
- Compost adsorbs 20 times its weight of water.
- Balances soil salinity.
- Balances soil acidity (mostly with regard to humus)
- Improved soil quality through the addition of plant nutrients.
The striking advantage of Amir Recycling Industries is the advanced technology it has acquired and the know-how that it is constantly developing. Today, the compostation process is carried out using a system designed to handle large quantities of organic waste, from 10,000 tons a year upwards. The system is designed for both industrial sludge and domestic organic waste. It combines artificial ventilation and periodic turnover of the compost piles. The combination of these two activities ensures a rapid pace of compostation, maximizing efficiency and providing a product of the highest possible quality. The process is undertaken at a closed plant, where a biofilter keeps the air is kept fresh and prevents the escape of bad odors into the environment. The uses temperature gauges controlled by a central computer to monitor the process. At the same time, Mr. Paluda is convinced that the decomposition of the domestic waste program will, in time, and after residents further improve their sorting of waste, facilitate the production of even better quality compost. "The cleaner the waste, the more crops will be able to use it. Moreover, the better the decomposition, the greater the proportion of materials that will be used for compost, decreasing burial."