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Composting

by Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable  (Oct. 1, 1997)

Introduction Composting is a controlled biological process by which organic contaminants (e.g., PAHs) are converted by microorganisms (under aerobic and anaerobic conditions) to innocuous, stabilized byproducts. Typically, thermophilic conditions (54 to 65 °C) must be maintained to properly compost soil contaminated with hazardous organic ...

The value of compost

by Springer  (May 1, 2005)

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Composting Roundup

by BioCycle Magazine  (Mar. 1, 2016)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Ninja Food Scraps Collection Service Compost Ninja, an Iowa-based organics collection business founded by Aaron Hanson, started service on November 1, 2015. The Compost Ninja provides customers a 5-gallon bucket, which are set out weekly. The business currently has 39 residential and small business accounts in Iowa County, ...

Composting dairy solids with the ac composter

by Engineered Compost Systems  (Jun. 9, 2011)

In October, ECS began conducting trials at California State University Fresno to explore using the new patent pending AC Composter system to manage dairy manure solids and comply with air-quality standards. A two-zone portable pilot system was delivered by ECS and installed at the CSUF's research dairy. This research is being conducted with funds ...

What is Zero Waste?

by National Recycling Coalition (NRC)  (Aug. 8, 2016)

Over the past five years or so, leading solid waste and recycling organizations, communities and businesses across the country have increasingly embraced Zero Waste. Zero Waste policies and programs establish practical ways to eliminate waste and safely reuse, recycle or compost discarded products and packaging. However, there has been confusion ...

The Ubiquitous Plastic Bag — And What To Do

by BioCycle Magazine  (Aug. 1, 2016)

Each year, Americans consume over 100 billion single use plastic bags, the most ubiquitous of all throwaway items. Their usefulness can be measured in minutes; unfortunately, the waste lingers longer, and can clog sewer lines, create problems in recycling plants, and pollute waterways. However, single use plastic bags are also cost-effective and ...

Compost Tumblers - the most effective method of composting

by Biofinch Ltd.  (Jul. 21, 2014)

There are many different methods of composting, and there are a number of products now available to those who compost. The compost bin to buy depends on the needs of the garden or home. With that said, compost tumblers provide an efficient, low maintenance, and reliable method of composting. One of the many misconceptions about composting is that ...

Compost Operators Forum · Modeling a Compost Facility

GEORGIA leads the nation in poultry production, processing nearly 1.5 billion birds a year. A majority of the poultry operations are concentrated in north Georgia. With over 1.5 million tons of poultry litter produced on an annual basis, some of the resulting issues facing the poultry production industry include: Reduced land area on farms to ...

Compost Users Forum: Compost Marketing Trends In The U.S.

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jul. 1, 2000)

“We know there are limiting factors in this sector,” acknowledges Hans Van Dusen, who is on the contract implementation staff for Seattle Public Utilities. “Transient populations as well as space in downtown and older buildings are problematic, but multifamily recycling has emerged as a priority for the city.” Seattle has taken a number of steps ...

Composting in flanders: the vlaco experience

by ORBIT e.V.  (Jan. 2, 1999)

In Belgium, waste policy mainly belongs to the responsibility of the regional authorities. Therefore, apart from some European regulations, Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels have their own laws, rules and strategies with respect to waste management. These different situations are inevitably related to the political, socio-economic and natural ...

Composting in flanders: the vlaco experience

by ORBIT e.V.  (Jan. 2, 1999)

Currently, the Flanders waste policy is based on the so-called ‘ladder of Lansink’. Six aerobic composting and one anaerobic digestion plant are operational for the treatment of biowaste. Some new composting plants are foreseen for 1999 and/or 2000. Composting retention time varies from 10 to 15 weeks. Green waste is treated in 15 open air ...

University food waste composting

The University of Salford has seen recycling rates increase dramatically since beginning trials of the A500 Rocket® in-vessel composting system purchased in February 2007 from Macclesfield based manufacturers Accelerated Compost.Already recycling many materials such as plastics, cardboard, metals, timber and paper, Graeme Holland, Facilities ...

Benefits of composting at home

by Biofinch Ltd.  (Jul. 21, 2014)

There are a lot of ways that we can take part in helping save the environment. Ways include water management, smart shopping, fuel efficiency and recycling. However, the most environmentally valuable action that we can all take part is composting. Through composting, we are helping out in reducing the overflow of worldwide waste considering that ...

Composting in Wiltshire-schools

by Susteco AB  (Mar. 17, 2011)

Background - St Laurence is a popular 11-18 Church of England Comprehensive School in Bradford- on-Avon, with specialist performing arts status. They achieved their bronze Eco-School status in April 2007 and are well on their way to achieving their silver award. The school's eco-group call themselves ECO (Environmental Care Organisation) and ...

Trimming costs with Composting

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jan. 1, 2013)

Weis Markets, Inc. has an interest in diverting organics from its grocery stores as part of its overall sustainability goals, but to bring an individual store onto the program is always decided by the economics. “It has to balance out,” says Ginny Frederick, Facilities Manager for Weis Markets. “If it costs too much at a ...

Building state’s compost markets

by BioCycle Magazine  (Apr. 1, 2009)

Several research projects now under way have the potential to significantly expand the compost market in California. Californians generate 93 million tons of solid waste annually. The Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 (AB 939) established the CIWMB and gave it the responsibility to oversee, manage and track all of this material. Expanding ...

Australia : Maximizing Compostables At The Olympics

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jan. 1, 2000)

 Maximizing Compostables At The Olympics THE GOVERNMENT of New South Wales, Australia passed the Waste Minimization and Management Act in 1995, setting a reduction target of 60 percent. One indicator of how much commitment and infrastructure are available to reach this goal will be the success of the overall organics recycling achievements ...

Composting Food Residuals on the Farm

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jan. 1, 1999)

A county agency and a farmer in Vermont have teamed up to collect and compost food residuals and other organics. The Rutland County Solid Waste District (RCSWD), which is responsible for managing MSW for 16 cities and towns, began planning the food residuals composting program in December, 1996 with the Rutland Natural Resource Conservation ...

Composting Advances in Oregon and Washington

by BioCycle Magazine  (Feb. 1, 2001)

Over the years, different forces have served as drivers to help grow the composting industry. For example, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was the perceived landfill crisis that led to state bans on disposal of yard trimmings. Composting also has benefitted from a push to meet recycling goals, which has prompted states and local governments ...

Composting of municipal waste in Poland

by ORBIT e.V.  (Jan. 2, 1999)

Composting constitute an important element of the integrated systems of municipal waste management, which is being developed these days. In such systems, the process is employed mainly in the treatment of selectively collected biologically degradable moist waste coming from kitchens, gardening and municipal green places. The biological treatment ...

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