Horticultural waste refers to tree trunks and branches, plant parts and trimmings generated during the maintenance and pruning of trees and plants all over Singapore. Used wooden pallets and crates are usually sent to the recycling companies for repair and reconditioning.
A new innovative reprocessor for horticulture waste is GWR which is an abbreviation of Green Waste Reprocessor. The best thing about this machine is that it is installed close to the point of waste generation, thereby, saving the burden of transporting the waste from the point of generation to the treatment site. Easy to install, it requires small space to set up and can be successfully operated by employing 2 or 3 semi-skilled laborers. GWR recycles the horticulture waste into rich compost which can be used to fertilize the farmland in an organic way. True, a city might require dozens of GWR to successfully reprocess the total horticulture waste, but only a decentralized model of dealing with waste can solve the problem effectively on a sustainable basis.