We offer solutions for local treatment and valorisation of organic waste. Composting is the most ecofriendly solution for recycling food waste. With on-site composting, (no transport), the use of the compost as a fertilizer and the resulting plants which absorb CO2, composting has a positive environmental impact. .
Our solution for your organic waste
As approved distributor for Big Hanna composters, Ar-Val benefits from feedback and support from the manufacturer Susteco, which has installed a large number of composters in more than 25 countries.
Between the manufacturer and Ar-Val’s agricultural engineer, we have more than 15 years of experience in community composting. Following research and development, technical improvements have been brought to the equipment.
- • Organic waste is separated and collected at source in the kitchen where it has been generated, and placed in a container or bucket. The organic waste is then placed in the Big Hanna composter where it is turned into compost.
- • The result is a high quality compost which can be used as organic fertilizer for your land. For the best chance of success, a structuring or absorbing material must be added in the form of sawdust, wood shavings or pellets.
- • Depending on the quality of the waste, 10 to 20% in weight must be added. The pellets are mixed with food waste and will not decompose as much as the organic waste. Sawdust or wood shavings can be used instead of granules.
- In certain conditions, garden waste may also be added.
Our community composting projects
In February 2015, Ar-Val, approved distributor of Big Hanna autonomous electromechanical composters, installed a T75 model for UNIVALOM in the Semboules area of Antibes (France).
This composter, equipped with a bin lift, a shredder and a biofiltre, is installed at a site which has a shelter for the composter, a covered maturation zone for the compost, and a garden with a educational area. The machine is filled with organic waste from residents and companies in the area, via an organic waste collection point.
ABBAYE DE FONTEVRAUD
Fontevraud Abbey, which became a cultural center in 1975, has implemented a sustainability program. Today, all the organic waste generated by the 2 restaurants, the hotel and the conference center on site are recycled by the Big Hanna composter model T240.
CONSEIL GENERAL DU VAL DE MARNE
The Val de Marne area near the French capital Paris is equipped with two composters. The first was installed in 2014 at Adolphe Cherioux College in Vitry sur Seine, where the restauration service pursued its sustainable waste management program by acquiring a Big Hanna T240 composter. A first for Val de Marne!
In early 2015 the Technical Center at Valenton acquired a T120 with bin lift, biofiltre, maturation zone and wooden shelter for the composter.
SYBERT deals with the waste produced by 230 000 residents in 198 localities near Besançon, France.
A Big Hanna T240 composter was installed in the Young Workers Residence in Besançon. It can also be used by the residents in the surrounding buildings.
The organic waste from the local residents is collected in specific containers 3 times a week, and the food waste from the Young Workers Residence refectory is collected daily and placed in the Big Hanna Composter.