A500 Rocket Food Waste Composter

A solution for small organisations

The A500 might be our most compact machine, but it packs a mighty punch when it comes to transforming food 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

  • Description
  • Specification
  • Case studies

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.


Up to 100 litres per day (pre Dehydra)

Power requirement

Single-phase 240-volt, one 13 or 16-AMP plug socket

Average power consumption

12kWh+ per week

Heater element

0.85kWh – thermostatically controlled

Temperature recording

A four-channel recorder is included

Air extraction

Not required

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

Case studies

We have many clients globally – spanning sectors such as education and hospitality – which are using our A500 Rocket Composter, to convert their food waste into compost. Here are some of our favourites…


Woodside Arran, Scotland

A small permaculture farm located off the west coast of Scotland, Woodside Arran, invested in one of our A500 Rocket Composters to allow them to create a compost resource on site – to be used in its market gardens.



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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