Branching out in Glasgow

Article posted on 12.08.2016

The most recent addition to the Rocket Clan of food waste recyclers this Autumn and a little closer to home, are Parklea Branching Out, who are located by the Southern edge of the River Clyde, near Port Glasgow in Scotland. Having taken to Rocket Composting with aplomb, their new A500 Rocket is generating not only a remarkable product, but local interest and a valuable tool for educational and vocational needs for the site.

 Parklea Branching Out A500 Rocket Composter

Parklea Association who were established in ’97, occupy the Port Glasgow site with a multi poly and glass tunnel plant nursery, its own retail garden centre, classrooms and cafeteria. The project was established to help develop local individuals with support needs, through training, work experience and supported employment, utilising the therapeutic work environment of horticulture.


Parklea approached Tidy Planet earlier this year as a preferred supplier for composting equipment, to supply them with equipment to help turn their green wastes, bedding materials, grass clippings and segregated cafeteria food wastes into a useable product. With the installation of the Rocket composter surrounding activities have increased on site too, with the compost screening system being used to help them separate bedding materials, new compost bays being built for maturation and the preparation and refining of compost.

 Rocket Food Waste Compost

Pictures attached of the very latest version A500 Rocket and the product from the composter after only four weeks in use.

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