Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Riverside composting operation - site visit

Last summer and autumn, on behalf of local residents, I again raised the problem of bad odours emanating from the composting operation at the Riverside Civic Amenity site and impacting on households to the immediate north of Riverside Avenue, mainly around the western end of Perth Road and adjacent streets.

At the time, the Environment Director agreed that the council's corporate Health and Safety team review the existing arrangements and working practices.

Yesterday, I undertook a site visit to the composting operation to see what steps are being taken to tackle the smell issue - the Corporate Health and Safety team review is not yet complete (and I will be advised in due course of all the recommendations and actions) but meantime, the department is looking at ways of speeding up the windrows-turning process which would assist addressing the smell problem, which is welcome.

Here's a couple of photos from my site visit today :
Garden waste awaiting the composting process
Windrows, as part of the composting process