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Essex and Suffolk's leading compost suppliers

Birch Airfield Composting Services Ltd has been recycling green waste with care since 2002. Trust us to supply a wide range of quality composting products.

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Specialists in green waste recycling

At Birch Airfield Composting Services we recycle garden, park and vegetable waste, which is collected by local councils and businesses to produce a range of compost products. Owned and run by the Strathern family, who have been farmers in the local area for over half a century, we’ve been operating from our RAF Birch site since 2002. 

Not only are we powered by renewable energies, but we provide energy for our local community as well - all part of our quest to be Net Zero by 2050.

We operate under an Environment Agency Permit and our site is able to accept a wide range of organic materials including grass clippings, garden prunings, farm fruit and veg, wood chips and oversize materials from other composting sites. Please note, no noxious weeds are permitted.

Contact our friendly team in Colchester to order agricultural or gardening products today.

Affordable, locally produced compost

Birch Airfield Composting Services sells nearly 30,000 tonnes of compost per year!

Committed to making the planet a better place

Birch Airfield Composting Services is committed to doing whatever we can to minimise our impact on the planet. From working with local companies to provide land to install their solar panels, to recycling waste for Essex County Council and forming a commitment with them to be completely carbon neutral by 2050, we believe all actions, large and small, can make a difference. 


BACS recycle green waste produced in Essex and Suffolk to create compost products used by farmers and gardeners in the local area. Locally produced waste is positively benefitting the land in Essex.

We are also members of the REA (Renewable Energy Association).

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