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The Animal By-Products (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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1.  Unless an approval specifically permits a different system, catering waste shall be treated by one of the systems specified in the table below. The system must ensure that the material is treated to the following parameters:

Composting

SystemComposting in a closed reactor (A)Composting in a closed reactor (B)Composting in housed windrows
Maximum Particle size40cm6cm40cm
Minimum Temperature60°C70°C60°C
Minimum Time spent at the minimum temperature2 days1 hour8 days (during which the windrow shall be turned at least 3 times at no less than 2 day intervals)

The time temperature requirements shall be achieved as part of the composting process.

Biogas

SystemBiogas in a closed reactor (A)Biogas in a closed reactor (B)
Maximum Particle size5cm6cm
Minimum Temperature57°C70°C
Minimum Time spent at the minimum temperature5 hours1 hour

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