Composting system


Herhof box composting system

The Herhof box composting system is globally recognized in installations around the world. Over 40 Herhof composting plants operate successfully in all climatic zones. This is a testament to the high quality of the Herhof box composting system.

This computerised system processes organic waste into a hygienically sound product within the shortest period of time (about 7-10 days) and it is space-saving. At the same time, the composting process and time are regulated using different control and regulation parameters. In order to be able to ensure a complete hygienic material, the composting material is heated up to 65 °C / 149 °F in the Herhof composting boxes. In this process, negative weather factors are dealt with. In addition, odours, nuisance and groundwater pollution are managed within the closed system.

Although this sounds simple, it is an engineering feat! There are decades of developmental work behind it.

high-quality Herhof compost

The Herhof box composting system can be used to produce compost fast and reliably from organic, garden and kitchen waste as well as from sewage sludge. It can be ideal for use in farming or for soil improvement in other areas. We have commissioned independent labs to monitor the nutrient-rich Herhof compost. The RAL quality seal is a proof of its high quality.


Herhof-compost –
Your soil is alive!

Herhof composting is unique in the world. Its core piece is the computer-controlled, optimised ventilation of the Herhof composting boxes.

The advantages of the
Herhof box composting system

  • It is independent to ambient temperature
  • Controlled composting process
  • Short processing periods
  • Homogenous compost quality
  • Lesser land utilisation
  • Less deployment of manpower
  • Automated process
  • Lower transport and implementation costs

Schematic sequence of the composting process
with Herhof composting boxes.


Herhof composting plants are being operated
successfully in the following countries:

  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Greece
  • Belgium
  • Poland
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Scotland
  • Cyprus

Contact details

Herhof GmbH
Kalkgraben 2
35606 Solms – Germany

Fon: +49 (0) 6442 - 207 0
Fax: +49 (0) 6442 - 207 233
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About us

As fossil energy resources become ever scarcer, Herhof technologies present an excellent economic and ecological alternative. We support ecological equilibrium by returning resources to the cycle of nature.