This case study describes the use of manufactured soil as part of a housing development in Scotland. Compost from garden waste and sandy loam were mixed by Scottish Water to form a top soil. This soil was spread on the gardens and public areas of a six acre housing development site, near Motherwell, Scotland.
The case study describes the activities undertaken to regenerate a redundant Brownfield site and explores the benefits of composting.
Scottish Water manufactured a top soil from compost and sand loam in a ratio of 2:1.
The compost comes from the Scottish Water recycling and composting site, which processes more than 30,000 tonnes of garden waste each year, and sells around 15,000 tonnes of compost.