It's Natures way of recycling your waste...

The UK’s largest open windrow compost facility from Greenways is now open.

Greenways waste Management, in conjunction with Impetus Waste Management, have recently invested over 4 million pounds constructing the UK's largest open windrow compost plant.  Our vision was to provide a first class composting facility capable of processing 150,000 tonnes of compost per annum.  Every tonne of compost produced through our plant will be used to restore neighbouring brown field land.

Our composting facility offers the following:

  • Capacity to process up to 150,000 tonnes of waste per annum.
  • 2 x dedicated storage tanks for liquid and sludge waste.
  • Multiple discharge points to ensure rapid turn around.
  • Dedicated mixing bays for all waste streams.
  • Weighbridge facility.
  • On-line booking facility via our website.
  • Open 6 days a week from 7:00am – 5:00pm.
  • All compost material used to restore neighbouring brown field land.



Do you have a waste stream for our compost facility?

To support our customers, Greenways have partnered with an accredited laboratory to provide the appropriate waste analysis required to support your compost application.  Our service includes a courier collection from anywhere in the UK, digital copy of laboratory analysis and if deemed suitable, a written waste benefit statement.  The above service charge is £195 plus VAT per sample collected.

For each new waste stream we accept in to our compost facility we require a completed  application. The above laboratory analysis will allow you to complete your application in full however independent analysis of your waste stream will also be accepted. Please download and complete our application form and return via email for the attention of Lindsey Skelton at:

Compost application form .PDF

Do you have a Greenways credit account set up? 

If you would like to use our compost facility you will need a Greenways credit account. You can download our credit application form via the link below.  Please complete and return to our accounts department using the email provided on the form.

Credit Application Form .PDF

Greenways compost facility site permit.

You can download a copy of the Greenways compost facility site permit below.

Compost facility site permit .PDF

Want to discuss how we can help you? 

To understand if your liquid, sludge or solid waste streams are suitable for our compost facility, please contact us either by phone or email. 

How to find our composting site.

Leave the A19 taking the A689 towards Hartlepool, continue 0.7 miles to roundabout, take 3rd exit onto A1185. Continue along A1185 (Seal Sands Road) for 2.5 miles where you will find the compost facility located on your left hand side.

Cowpen Bewley, Open Windrow Compost Facility, Seal Sands Road, Billingham, Stockton-On-Tees, TS23 4HS

Compost site map


We’re waiting to talk to you...

We love helping businesses to get cleaner and greener, whilst also making their waste management more affordable. Pick up the phone or send us an email and let’s talk.

  Call: 01430 808150