Decentralised Composting for Cities of Low- and Middle-Income Countries - A User's Manual -
describes approaches and methods of composting on neighbourhood level in small-and middle-scale plants. It considers issues of organic material collection, composting technologies, management systems, occupational health concerns, product quality, marketing and end-user demands. The reader is led step by step through the planning, implementing and operational stages of a decentralised composting scheme. A joint publication by Waste Concern and Sandec [http://www.eawag.ch/organisation/abteilungen/sandec/schwerpunkte/swm/projects/decentralised_composting]. 110 pages - free 4.2 MB PDF download.
Sustainable Composting - 134 pages - free 4.11 MB PDF download [http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/publications/pdfs/sc/sc.pdf] or purchase a hard copy from the Water, Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University, 2004 [http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/publications/pdfs/sc/sc.pdf]. Prepared in collaboration with Sandec/Eawag, Switzerland [http://www.eawag.ch/index_EN] . The book Sustainable Composting presents the findings from the DFID-funded research project "Promoting Compost as a Business for the Urban Poor" in the form of guidelines developed from case studies. The guidelines are helpful for planning and managing compost projects for creating sustainable employment for the urban poor.