is the process by which biodegradable waste
is rapidly heated through initial stages of composting
to remove moisture from a waste stream
and hence reduce its overall weight. It can take as little as 8 days to dry waste in this manner. This enables reduced costs of disposal if landfill
is charged on a cost per tonne basis. Biodrying may be used as part of the production process for refuse-derived fuels
Biodrying does not however greatly effect the biodegradability of the waste and hence is not stabilised. Biodried waste will still break down in a landfill to produce landfill gas and hence potentially contribute to climate change. In the UK this waste will still imact upon councils LATS allowances.