HOW KENSINGTON DEALS WITH ITS REFUSE.
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THE Borough of Kensington, instead of occupying valuable land with refuse dumps, converts the refuse into
organic humus for fertilizing. The " hyganic " process, as it is called, is carried out at Wood Lane. Inorganic matter, such as bottles, tins and metal, is sorted out; the remainder is pulverized and bacteria sprayed on to break it up. Following this it is kept in storage chambers for some days, air is driven through it, and after 15 days it becomes a powdery substance, with no smell, ready for application to the land. Tests of its manurial value are said to be giving encouraging results.