A500 Rocket Composter

A500 Rocket Food Waste Composter

Food waste solutions for small organisations

The A500 might be our most compact machine, but it packs a mighty punch when it comes to transforming food or green waste into a valuable compost resource.

Able to process up to 40 litres of organic material every day, it’s the ideal machine for smaller-scale organisations – cafés, hotels, schools, colleges, and office buildings – that produce low volumes of food waste but want to close the recycling loop on site.

A500 Rocket Composter

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The A500 is perfect for processing cooked and uncooked meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, alongside garden and animal waste (including some types of bedding).

This may be the smallest Rocket composter in our range but it’s built to the same high quality standards as our other in-vessel composters.  Using stainless steel throughout and minimal moving parts, it is designed and built with longevity and easy operation at its core.

You can increase your overall capacity by first processing food waste with our Dehydra Dewaterer. This equipment chops up and removes liquids first, before feeding it into the composter, to significantly increase the overall throughput (see below).

There are many sites across the world which are reaching their sustainability goals by using the A500 at the heart of their organic waste management strategy, including Woodside Arran Farm, Conscious Cleanup, and Chatham School.










Up to 40 litres of food waste per day*
*This is determined by the feed materials used, loading frequency and operating conditions. Please get in touch if you need any advice on how to achieve maximum throughput.




Voltage:                                   230Vac

Frequency:                             50Hz

Phases:                                   1 Phase

Power:                                     1.1kW

Current:                                   5.1A

Protection:  Power Supply to the Composter must be protected by a 30mA RCD.

Termination: 16A 230Vac 2P+E IP44 Switched Blue Commando Socket – Recommended

Average power consumption

~40kWh per week

Heater element

0.85kWh – thermostatically controlled

Temperature recording

A four-channel recorder is included

Air extraction

Optional 0.09kW

Housing requirement

Minimum 3.5m x 2.5m space required.

All equipment should be under cover on hardstanding, ideally a non-porous surface.

Optional extras

  • Dehydra Dewaterer – to decrease food waste volumes prior to composting
  • Power sieve for refining the end compost product
  • Woodchip storage bins
  • Food waste caddies

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Dehydra Dewaterer

Effectively reduces the volume of food waste by up to 80% and its weight by 50% – decreasing storage, collection and disposal costs.

Dehydra Dewaterers

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