Virginia Biosolids Council (VBC)
The Virginia Biosolids Council supports the recycling of biosolids in Virginia through information and education on the beneficial use and safety of biosolids. Our commitment to biosolids recycling is based on the following: The preponderance of scientific evidence and over 30 years of practical experience demonstrate that biosolids are safe to humans, animals and the environment. The land application and composting of biosolids benefit the environment by recycling valuable nutrients and soil conditioners rather than wasting them in landfills or incinerators. The land application of biosolids benefits family farms by enriching Virginia soils and significantly increasing farm productivity. The agricultural use of biosolids helps preserve rural open space and helps protect the Chesapeake Bay.
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- Business Type:
- Service provider
- Industry Type:
- Waste and Recycling
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
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Our commitment to biosolids recycling is based on the following:
- It’s safe. This is supported by overwhelming scientific evidence and over 30 years of practical experience.
- It’s good for the land. Agriculture application and composting of biosolids benefit the environment by recycling valuable nutrients and soil conditioners.
- It’s good for family farms. The land application of biosolids benefits family farms by enriching Virginia soils and significantly increasing farm productivity.
- It helps preserve rural open space and protect the Chesapeake Bay.
- Biosolids compost benefits homeowners’ lawns and gardens and commercial landscapes by improving soils and plant growth.
Our membership includes municipal wastewater treatment facilities that clean the waters of Virginia communities, companies that recycle biosolids for gardening and home use, and companies that apply biosolids to agricultural fields and forests throughout Virginia.
Code of Good Practice
All members of The Virginia Biosolids Council subscribe to a voluntary Code of Good Practice to provide guidance for recycling biosolids in Virginia.
The guidelines seek to capture current best practices by biosolids generators, land application companies and compost manufacturers and encourage them to go beyond the regulations” to build good relations with the communities they serve.
Each member has pledged to communicate the Code to its employees and strive to implement its principles throughout its operations.
The Code encourages members to establish their own performance objectives that support the following goals:
- Protecting the environment
- Minimizing adverse social impacts
- Promoting education and awareness