Odour Control

The major reason composting operations are closed is because they do not adequately address the issue of odour control. Similarly the most important consideration during a planning assessment is; what odour impact will this development have on the local area? Therefore few things can be more important in a composting operation than controlling odour. Let’s face it – biological waste can stink. VCU composting plants are designed and built with this first and foremost in mind. The following table shows how a VCU composting plant deals with odour in the three stages of operation: