On Monday, September 12, 2022, the new composting plant "Am Buchstein" in the district Bayreuth was officially opened by the Bavarian State Minister for Environment and Consumer Protection, Thorsten Glauber. District administrator Florian Wiedemann and other well-known politicians from city and district of Bayreuth also took part in the opening ceremony.
According to District Administrator Wiedemann, the new composting plant is the most modern in Bavaria. It corresponds to the latest legal requirements and the current state of the art. The system delivers a significant contribution to environmental protection, as it almost completely sorts out solids that have no place in the organic waste bin. This enables city and district of Bayreuth to produce high-quality compost in a sustainable and forward-looking manner.
In addition, no fossil energy, like natural gas or heating oil, is used in the system. The thermal energy for heating is provided by the waste heat from the biological processes. There is also a photovoltaic system on the roof of the facility, which covers the base load of the operation.
The plant processes around 14,000 tons of organic and green waste from district and city of Bayreuth every year. About 7,000 tons of compost are produced from this. More than 50 percent of this is used for agriculture, the rest is used in gardening and landscaping or by hobby gardeners.