Small Scale Composting

The small compost production line from SX machinery

Do you plan to start a small compost plant? Do you want to invest less money in your fertilizer composting? The small scale compost production line can meet your requirements. This  fertilizer composting line has characteristics of advanced design, less space occupation, less worker required and low energy consumption. These can greatly help you reduce your organic fertilizer production cost. And whether you want to compost chicken manure, cow dung or pig waste, it can fully meet your needs. Besides, if you want to expand the production scale later, you only need to replace some key equipment in the whole production line for that of a larger capacity.

Small compost fertilizer production line for sale
Small compost fertilizer production line for sale


What kind of machinery you need for your small scale compost fertilizer plant?

Generally speaking, the small scale composting can be done through the following process: composting, crushing, mixing, screening and packaging the fertilizer products. So, if you want to set up a small scale compost fertilizer plant, you need to equip with fertilizer crusher, composting machine, mixer, screener and packing equipment.

The first step: Crushing

If you want to compost the raw materials quickly, crushing is an important step during the small scale composting process. During the crushing process, the fertilizer raw materials can be crushed into fine powder. This makes them have a bigger contact area with air, so the material can ferment more quickly. For this, our new type vertical crusher and semi-wet material crusher are both suitable for you.

High quality fertilizer crushing machine for sale
High quality fertilizer crushing machine for sale


The second step: Turning

Turning is the key step in the small scale composting process. You need to turn over the compost piles from time to time to let more oxygen into the piles for better fermentation. If the heaps don’t have oxygen, they will produce lots of unpleasant odor and extend the compost cycle. If you want to do compost turning more effectively, it is necessary for you to have a compost turner in your fertilizer plant. For small scale compost business, we recommend you the following compost turning facilities:

Small fertilizer compost maker for sale
Small fertilizer compost maker for sale


Moving type compost turner for small compost heap

The moving type compost turner from SEEC is a multi-functional turner machine for fertilizer fermentation. It is suitable for processing various organic raw materials, such as animal manure, sludge, agricultural waste, biogas residue and other organic waste. This compost machine mainly adopts aerobic fermentation technology to compost organic materials. It uses stirring teeth to turn the organic materials, which can make them fully contact with oxygen for better fermentation. Meanwhile, it will mix the sticky fermentation material, microbial fermentation agent and straw powder effectively. In addition, it can move freely in the workshop and outdoors because of the unique four-wheel walking design.  This also can ensure the working stability of this machine. Therefore, with high working efficiency and low energy consumption, this type of compost turner is widely used in small farm composting systems.

Moving type compost turner for samll scale fertilizer fermentation
Moving type compost turner for samll scale fertilizer fermentation


Crawler type compost turner for small composting options

This crawler type compost turner is an easy-operate windrow compost turning machine for small scale composting business. The capacity of this compost turner depends on the windrow length you pile in your fertilizer plant. In your small scale composting system, the length of the windrow is not limited and the section shape of the windrow can be trapezoid or triangle. In this way, oxygen can come into the compost pile and speed up the fermentation process. Then, the whole body of scrawler type compost machine should bestride the stacked windrows to do its work. At this moment, the rotary knives installed on a strong rotary drum under this turner machine can blend, loosen, and even move the piled compost.

Self-propelled small compost turner
Self-propelled small compost turner


The other steps of small scale composting:

Screening is another important process in the small scale composting business. SEEC small scale screening equipment is designed for small compost system. It has high screening efficiency for particle size less than 300mm. So, it can help you finish the screening work quickly. After screening, you can pack the powdered fertilizer directly or choose to make further process.

What are the different types of small scale composting?

In SEEC, there are many types of small compost system. In simple terms, the main difference between them is which kinds of compost turning machines you choose for your business.

Aerated (turned) windrow composting

In this kind of composting system, organic waste is formed into rows of long piles called windrows. And these windrows are aerated by turning the pile periodically though either manual or mechanical means. Generally speaking, the ideal pile height is between 4 and 8 feet, and the ideal pile width is between 14 and 16 feet. It will allow the compost pile large enough to generate sufficient heat and maintain temperatures, and small enough to allow oxygen to flow to the windrow’s core.  If you are more willing to use this method to start your small scale composting, SX will provide you with high quality windrow compost turner.

Windrow compost turner for organic waste
Windrow compost turner for organic waste


In-vessel composting

In this kind of small composting system, the organic materials will be fed into a full closed tank for fermentation. So, it is called in-vessel composting. We have professional in-vessel composting facility on sale. In order to improve fermentation efficiency,the apparatus designs a mechanism to turn or agitate the material for proper aeration. In addition, it can reduce your budget on labor force, because the environmental condition including temperature, moisture, and aeration are automatically controlled. What’s more, SX in-vessel composter has different sizes and capacities for your choice. And it can be customized to suit your small composting business.  If you have any questions about this composting facility, just contact us freely.

In vessel fermentation tank in SX
In vessel fermentation tank in SX


Trench composting

This kind of composting method needs to turn the raw material in the grooves. So, before you do trench composting, you need to build some fermentation grooves in your plant. Then the groove type compost turner can help you turn the raw materials.

Small trench compost turning machine
Small trench compost turning machine


How to run a small scale composting business with low cost?

If you want to start a small scale composting business in your country, SX can help you to start it with the low budget. We can decrease your cost in the following aspects:

  • Ideal equipment price: We are source factory of fertilizer processing equipment. There is no extra charge during sale. So we can provide you with an ideal price.
  • Low maintenance cost: We have advanced technology in the manufacturing of fertilizer equipment. So our composting euipment has high quality and can operate for a long time. And we can provide you with guidance on how to operate it correctly and how to maintain it. So you don’t need to replace it in a short time.
  • Resonable project design: We can  design your small scale organic fertilizer composting project according to your material, capacity, budget. etc. If your budget is not enough, we will recommend you simpler production line and equipment with small capacity and low price.
Fertilizer equipment production site
Fertilizer equipment production site

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