Source: Scotland – City of Dundee
For the eleventh year in succession Dundee City Council has received PAS 100 Quality certification for its compost.
The Council produce Discovery Compost from the contents of brown bins and green waste in local parks and from commercial landscapers.
Neighbourhood Services Convener Anne Rendall said: “By achieving this high standard, we are ensuring that the compost we produce is attractive in the market.
“Garden waste is a valuable resource. Our processes help us to reduce our carbon footprint as well as making a profitable end product.
“Additionally, the scheme allows community groups and allotments around the city to benefit from the compost for free.”
The Publicly Available Specification 100 certification guarantees Discovery Compost is of a consistently high quality.
The standard covers the entire composting process from raw materials through to the finished product. It means producers and buyers know a quality compost is being produced.
Kate Treharne, Community Allotment Officer said: “Many tonnes of Discovery Compost have made the Community Gardens in Dundee fertile.
“The Ardler Community Garden was developed using Discovery Compost and has benefited from it, over the last three years.
“The compost is a cheap and reliable source production that I would highly recommend.”