Saturday, November 24, 2012 a Big Hanna Composter model T120 was inaugurated and immediately after put into operation at a school’s canteen in the town of Pieve di Cento, a town with about 6,000 inhabitants, located in North Italy.
The Composter was purchased by the City of Pieve di Cento with a loan obtained from ATO Bologna (Area Authorities of the Province of Bologna with its 60 city halls, which is responsible for monitoring and control of water resources and solid waste).
The composter has been installed at a food production centre operating within the spaces of the kindergarten’s canteen that produces meals for the kindergarten and primary school in the town, plus meals for elderly home care services and facilities operated by the local health institution.
Big Hanna will reduce about 30 tons of organic waste derived from meals production and from waste residues of pre-school meals each year and will produce new compost in total estimated to 4,500 kg annually.
The produced compost acts as a powerful fertilizer for the municipal gardens and it is also used in awareness-raising projects with the children so that they learn what waste and scrap may become: everything but trash!
This is a great example of organic waste management, even better than recycling itself, because it will reduce the waste’s production to zero, turning it into something which is extremely useful in the same production’s place.
T120, capable of treating up from 40 to 70 kg of waste per day, equivalent to 300-500 kg per week, corresponding to 16-26 T/ year, stainless steel Bio filter “Hanna”
Provincia di Bologna.
Pieve di Cento Town.
Since the subject that produces waste is the same subject who reuses the compost on site, and there is no the willingness to dispose of the waste, no permissions are required.