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We want to help you to have a first idea of how a municipal organic waste composting plant project would look like.


With this tool you will be able to know:


  • Minimum treatment capacity that the composting plant must have, depending on the number (known or projected) of homes that will participate in the program.


  • Maximum number of homes that must be considered in the selective collection program, according to the maximum (known or projected) treatment capacity of the plant.


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Size your composting plant!

Remember! determine one of the following initial values.


1) Treatment capacity of the plant (ton/year)


2) Number of homes participating in the selective collection

For the design you have to choose the value of different parameters:

1) Tell us where the plant would be located so we can help you identify the following key parameters:

  • Inhabitants per dwelling: Average number of people living per dwelling, according to the municipality.

  • Production per capita (PPC): Average amount of waste generated by each inhabitant during a day (kg / inhab * day), according to the municipality.

  • Fraction of organic waste: Organic percentage of the total Household Solid Waste according to the municipality.

2) We will also use the following parameters. If you don't know them, don't worry, we recommend values ​​that you can use:

  • Capture Rate (%): Percentage of household organic waste that is, effectively, separated at source by the user.

  • Participation Rate (%): Percentage of households that actively participate in the program of separation at source and selective waste collection.

  • Collection days per week: Frequency of organic waste collection in the homes that participate in the system (days / week).

You can always manually modify all the parameters that we recommend using the tool at the end of the Calculator. All decimal values ​​are found with the English system (separated by a period instead of a comma).
Contact us if you have questions!