AfOR has always prided itself on the technical ability of its staff and working partners. The production of publications which cover some of the key areas of the organics industry stems from these competencies.
Presented in this section are the publications which AfOR has produced. A host of specific information related to the topic in question is conveyed. There is a set price for the publications, with AfOR members receiving a discount. Please use the booking forms provided, your publication will be sent to you as soon as confirmation has reached the AfOR team.
Health & Safety at Composting SitesHealth and Safety at Composting Sites: A Guide for Site Managers
This updated Guide has been written for site managers and builds on the previous version by including sections on machinery, noise, manual handling, transport issues and the Animal By-Products Regulations.
UK Organics Survey 2009 publishedA market analysis of the UK organics recycling industry for the calendar year 2009 has been published. This year’s study has been led by a partnership consisting of WRAP, AfOR, ADBA, and the REA.
Standardised Protocol for Monitoring BioaerosolsStandardised Protocol for the Monitoring of Bioaerosols at Open Composting Facilities.
This Standardised Protocol has been developed to provide guidance to meet the conditions currently being set in Environmental Permits that specify facility operators must sample for airborne micro-organisms in the surrounding atmosphere around the site.
Survey of the UK Organics Recycling Industry 2008/09Survey of the UK Organics Recycling Industry - 2008/09
The latest survey of the UK composting, digestion and biological treatment industry for 2008/09, carried out on behalf of the Association for Organics Recycling (AfOR) and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) by M•E•L Research.
A Guide to In-Vessel CompostingA Guide to In-Vessel Composting: Plus a Directory of System Suppliers
Designed to inform the decision making process, this Guide provides an invaluable insight into in-vessel composting processes and provides a comprehensive directory of system suppliers in the UK.
The Composting Industry Code of PracticeThe Composting Industry Code of Practice
The Composting Industry Code of Practice explains how to obtain the various authorisations, including planning permission, waste management licence (or exemption and approval for the composting of animal by-products and catering wastes) for composting facilities.
Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) for CompostersHazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) for Composters
This publication aims to help composters to implement HACCP into the management of the composting process. It offers a structured, objective approach to examining the hazards and evaluating the production process step by step, enabling producers to identify which steps can be controlled to reduce the risk of one or more hazards to acceptable levels.
An industry guide for the prevention and control of odours at biowaste processing facilitiesAn industry guide for the prevention and control of odours at biowaste processing facilities
Published as a companion to The Composting Code of Practice this document will provide practical guidance on ways of minimising the generation of odorous chemicals, controlling emission of these chemicals, and managing the impact of emissions on the environment.
The Practical Guide to Compost Marketing and SalesThe Practical Guide to Compost Marketing and Sales
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This manual has been published to assist in training new compost sales persons and to provide added sales insight to current sales people.
A Guide to Anaerobic DigestionA Guide to Anaerobic Digestion: Plus a Directory of System Suppliers
Written and designed as a companion manual to the Association's Guide to In-Vessel Composting, the Guide covers all aspects of designing and running an anaerobic digestion facility as well as providing a comprehensive directory of system suppliers in the UK.
Buyers' Guides available on-lineThe Composters' Guides to Buying Equipment and Services published in previous editions of Composting News are downloadable from our website!
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