Aerated Static Pile

Open Source

The Aerated Static Pile is a composting method that transforms municipal organic waste into a marketable product.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Aerated Static Pile is a modular composting technology for biological stabilisation of municipal organic waste under a controlled environment. The design can be used for over 500 kg of organic waste, with minimal leachate, to produce a soil enhancer for agricultural fields, gardens, and/or forest land. The process decreases the composting cycle time, is space-efficient, and can be used in cold climates.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

This technology is available as open-source but can also be acquired from organisations in India and the USA.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

1107 to 1212 USD cost of ingredients and operations per 76.5 cubic metre batches. Converted August 2020


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Primary competitors include NADEP Composting, Rotary Drum Composting, Vermicomposting and organic composting methods.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Since almost every organic by-product can be composted such as agricultural and food waste, the product is applicable for a wide range of applications for public or private sector stakeholders. Target users may include farmers, gardeners, forestry, and businesses.

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