composting pilot

June 27, 2024

SCS Engineers Organics Management, Anaerobic Digestion, and Composting Facilities.
Appreciate and understand applying the science and best practices of organic composting for creating stakeholder value, environmental benefits, and circularity in the long term.

 

The composting industry is experiencing significant growth and evolution to help reduce the amount of organic waste placed in landfills. Solid waste departments across North America feel the strain of reducing and controlling methane emissions, saving valuable landfill space, and creating sustainable solutions.

Municipalities, regions, and private companies are turning to organic composting to divert organic wastes from landfills and reuse them as feedstock for a high-quality compost by-product. While theoretically simple, there is a logical series of processes and parameters, some specific to each site, to reach the goals communities and solid waste management organizations hope to achieve.

Whether your community or region already has composting and is scaling to include food waste, or you want to establish a new composting facility or regional composting site, a free educational session entitled Design, Siting, & Permitting of a Municipal Compost Facility can help.

The Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resources Recovery Authority’s proposed compost facility reflects a well-thought-out strategy that leverages circularity, advanced composting technologies, and engineering best practices to create a sustainable and economically viable operation.

SCRRRA’s Executive Director, David Aldridge, walks us through his proposed regional compost facility, which reflects a well-thought-out strategy that leverages advanced composting technologies and engineering practices to create a sustainable and economically viable operation.

Dave with Greg McCarron, Professional Engineer, and Certified Compost Professional, discuss hybrid systems and incorporating rigorous process controls, resulting in a forward-thinking approach to composting at scale.

Participants and viewers will appreciate and understand applying the science and practice of composting and what is critical to successful site, design, permit, and manage composting programs that support circularity and operational efficiencies – creating value for all stakeholders.

Our experts will field your questions during the live session, and we offer the ability to ask questions anonymously if you prefer. We ask that you register, but SCS never shares or sells any contact information.

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Posted by Diane Samuels at 2:25 pm

July 28, 2021

 

Media Borough, Pennsylvania’s Food Compost Program uses a witty video encouraging participation in its organic waste diversion and composting program. We had to share – not only is it fun – it works!

The Borough launched its pilot program to gauge the feasibility of adding food scrap collection to its current recycling efforts. This month the program is available to all residents.   The food scrap collection program provides residents the opportunity to separate food from the rest of their household waste for collection and composting at a local compost farm.

Media Borough estimates it has 70%  recycling participation in the community – that’s an impressive number. Its current recycling and yard waste programs divert close to 30% of residential solid waste from landfills and incinerators.  Adding a food scrap collection program can reduce residential waste by another 30% and create compost.

The Borough’s Public Works website explains the reasons why organic matter, matters.

  • Composting reduces greenhouse gases.   Composting keeps food scraps out of the incinerator, decreasing pollution and the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrous oxide (N2O), a greenhouse gas 310 times more powerful in atmospheric warming than carbon dioxide.
  • Composting reduces energy consumption.   The composting process requires fewer work hours than incineration and no fuel deliveries, further lowering greenhouse gases.
  • Composting turns food waste into a valuable resource.  When we compost food waste, we create nutrient-rich fertilizer used by local farmers and gardeners.   Instead of sending food waste to be burned in the solid waste incinerator, composting recycles nutrients and fiber back into the soil where it can support the growth of fresh new food for our tables.

 

Thank you to this Pennsylvania community and its Public Works department for helping to sustain future generations with their reduce, reuse, and recycling actions.  We hope by sharing their video and results, we’ll see greater participation in communities nationwide.

 

Get inspired watching Gotta, Getta Bucket, and consider a pilot program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am