North-east firm offers help to farmers

A North-east recycling company is giving farmers a hand this winter as they prepare their land for crops.

As fertiliser prices rise, the benefits of using compost become even clearer and Keenan Recycling, based at New Deer offers farmers a cost effective solution with its BSI PAS100 agricultural compost.

The organics company produces around 30,000 tonnes of the compost a year.

Chairman of Keenan Recycling, Mel Keenan, said: “Using published statistics, Keenan Recycling calculates that the use of 30,000 tonnes of compost annually by our agricultural customers can result in a collective saving of nearly £500,000 in bagged fertiliser and liming costs every year.

“It also provides environmental benefits as it does not produce methane gas unlike waste tipped into landfill sites.”

The firm currently supplies 70 farming customers with the premium compost, including Davie Smith of Cloffrickford Farm, Auchnagatt, who has been using the product for seven years.

Mr Smith said: “The compost is highly beneficial and invaluable to the farm.

“I have definitely seen a marked improvement in the fertility of my land together with improved yields and a reduction in bagged fertiliser costs.”

To find out more about Keenan Recycling please call on 01771 644883.