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The composting

reduisonsdechetsLet us reduce our waste to the source.

The composting allows to reclaim the biowaste and to produce our own compost to feed naturally our grounds and gardens while participating actively in the environmental protection.

Inescapable for our environment, the practice of the composting will reduce an important part of household waste that we produce, called fermentable waste, representing until 40 % of household refuse.

These are not-unimportant data when we know that today an inhabitant produces 360 kg of household waste a year.

To meet the needs of various housing environments, individual and collective, the SICTOM selected two types of equipment answering two kind of process of waste transformation. The first one is the composting intended for the private housing environment possessing a green space to be maintained and the second is the (lombri-composting) worm-composting which addresses mainly the collective housing or the detached houses without garden.

The composting is a transformation process of the organic waste which permits to produce an amendment called the compost.

The compost is a quality fertilizer without unpleasant smell. It is comparable to the humus, very often used for the agriculture and the gardening. The humus is a dark colored earthy material which is present in the superficial layer of the ground. It results from the decomposition and from the partial reorganization of the waste.


The compost is beneficial for our ground thanks to its amendment quality, and makes the plants of our garden grow by its quality of fertilizer.
He acts on the ground by his physical, chemical and biological properties:

  • it improve its structure by making it more lumpy,
  • it contributes to the renewal, even to the increase of the humus capital in the ground,
  • it improves the hydrical results of the sandy grounds and reduces the erosion,
  • it improves the aeration and the drainage of the heavy grounds,
  • it provides plants with a “sparingly” nourishing supply such as a fertilizer with slow action,
  • it increases the potential of reheating of the ground, thanks to its dark colouring.