We recommend that the simplest and most environmentally responsible means of disposing of your used shavings is to compost them and return them to the soil. We commissioned a 12-month scientific study to confirm the best conditions for composting BEDMAX shavings successfully. The result showed that used shavings plus manure will turn themselves into excellent compost in a matter of a few months.
No special effort is required, but the ideal conditions for composting a muck heap are:
- A rough ratio of 3 parts shavings : 1 part dung or green matter
- Ensure the heap is on the wet side of damp but not waterlogged
- Keep the heap uncovered
- Air is essential. Turn the heap monthly if possible
- Under these conditions BEDMAX will compost in 4 – 8 months depending on the season.