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Commercial composting specialists in Essex and Suffolk

Operating since 2002, Birch Airfield Composting Services specialises in producing high-quality compost that delivers great results for farmers and gardeners. Find out more about us and get in touch today.

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Owned and operated by a family run team

Birch Airfield Composting Services was set up by the Strathern Family in 2002 in response to a requirement to recycle garden waste collected by Essex County Council. Over the years we’ve gradually grown into a thriving business capable of recycling in the region of 40 - 50,000 tonnes of organic waste every year.


The Strathern family began farming in Essex in 1930 when Jim Strathern’s parents moved from Ayrshire, Scotland, to Birch, Essex. The family now farms approximately 1500 acres, which is in arable rotation.


Angela Morton holds the WAMITAB Operator Competence Certificate for Waste Management Operations: Composting Biodegradable Waste. Andrew Strathern is involved with both the arable and composting side of the business. Robert Strathern operates his potato growing, processing and crisp manufacture at Fairfields Farm, Wormingford. He initiated and manufactures Fairfields Farm Crisps.

Quality assurance

All compost products manufactured by Birch Airfield Composting Services meet the requirements of both BSI PAS100:2018 and the Compost Quality Protocol. For our customers, this offers total quality assurance that covers every aspect of the composting process.

Strict controls on input materials
Full traceability of materials
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
The standard is externally assessed and audited annually
Products are manufactured to meet the requirements of specific end markets.

Trust Birch Airfield Composting Services in Essex and Suffolk to handle all your commercial composting needs.

Contact us today to find out more.

07747 866923
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