Position Paper on End of Waste Criteria for Compost and Digestate
End of Waste Criteria for biowaste should be in place in order to allow the free trade of high
quality, stable and safe compost and digestate within the EU. These criteria are being
formulated primarily to address differences in inputs/processes/outputs of large scale
facilities which can often lead to a substandard output compost/digestate.
However, for small scale composting facilities, compliance with the stringent End of Waste
requirements would be a heavy burden and detrimental to their economic viability, reducing
their capacity to provide social benefit to the communities in which they are based and local
ecological or agricultural improvement.