Effective Solution to Food Wastes by a Community-Based Composting System

Reducing food wastes disposed of by incineration and landfilling has been an important issue in our daily life. To this issue, TOGO provides an effective solution with a carbon offset model, by constructing a community-based composting system.

The composting center equipped with a food waste recycling facility operated by the company collects food wastes discharged from hospitals, hotels, wholesale markets, etc., and produces compost in the process of shedding, dehydration, and fermentation in a composting machine.

Compost is used for the cultivation of rice and vegetables in neighboring farmland. In addition, TOGO sells composting machines so that hospitals, hotels and wholesale markets can install and operate composting machines by themselves.

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Major Features and Advantages

Ⅰ. Food waste can be utilized for resources

TOGO recycles a variety of food waste to compost.

Ⅱ. Manufacture of stable quality compost

The company can manufacture stable quality compost. All produced compost can be purchased and consumed by local farmers.

Ⅲ. Simple operation method of the composting machine

Anyone can operate the machine.

Ⅳ. No emit of bad odor in a composting center

Deodorized equipment are not necessary, since composting machines do not generate bad odor in the fermentation process.

Competitive Advantage

  1. Reduction and recycling of food waste

By composting food wastes and reusing them, it is possible to reduce the amount of intermediate treatment and the final disposal sites, as well as food waste incineration which causes CO2 emission.

  1. High durability and good maintainability

Since the composting machine has been developed over many years, it can maintain high durability. In addition, it has a characteristic of a simple maintenance system by reducing the number of parts and types of parts with high general versatility.

  1. Low power consumption and energy saving

Food waste is mixed at a slow speed in composting machine. Then the power consumption is less than normal machines and it can save energy.

  1. Possible to use local composting enzyme developed in the country

In order to encourage decomposition and fermentation of food waste, composting enzyme is used. Although we use composting enzyme made in Japan at the beginning of the operation, we can positively examine the use of local composting enzyme if conditions are satisfied.

  1. Treatment of food wastes including high moisture, oil and fats, and salt

Since the compost machine has a water sprinkler and dehydration mechanism, vegetable residue with high moisture content and food residue including salt and fat can be processed.

Performance

The compost machines will perform intermittent operation automatically 24/7 (24 hours). As the machines are continuous input types, it is unnecessary to take out the whole amount of the primary fermented matter for each treatment as in the batch type).

Moreover, it has the strong point that you can select a composting machine according to the processing amount of food wastes on the user side.