In the Curing Building the containers are emptied on the floor and the compost material is placed in aerated static piles to continue the composting process. The material is placed first in the Phase 1 Curing area for three to four weeks where temperatures in excess of 55°C are maintained for several days to ensure reduction of pathogens. The compost is then moved to the Phase 2 Curing area for an additional three to four weeks. This movement of the material provides mixing action to produce more uniform results. Aeration is provided by floor trenches spaced at 2 metre intervals for even distribution. Water is added as required during Phase 1 Curing to maintain beneficial moisture content.