Composting Systems Articles

  • Golf Course Solutions - Case Study

    Problem. It’s a long way from the clubhouse’s coffee shop to the 18th hole. Furtively ducking into the nearby woods is an unsatisfactory answer to nature’s call, so mid-course comfort stations are necessities. But perc challenged soils and environmental considerations can preclude septic systems. Sewer connections, utility electricity, and running potable water can be ...

  • January Composting Roundup

    St. Paul, Minnesota: State DOT Issues New Compost Specs The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) updated its specifications for using finished compost in MNDOT projects in the 2018 Edition of its “Standard Specifications For Construction.” The two main changes to the specs, explains Kayla Walsh of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, are: 1) Inclusion of food ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • December Composting Roundup

    Houston, Texas: Composting Sites Weather Hurricane Harvey The LETCO Group LLC, which does business as Living Earth™, is a Dallas-based composting and mulch production company with 18 processing facilities that include retail yards located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region and Houston, and 3 stand-alone retail yards. BioCycle contacted Mark Rose, president and CEO of The LETCO Group, to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Composting on the New York Highline

    Friends of the High Line will be taking their composting program to a new level using cutting-edge technology to compost in only 14 days. The Rocket composter technology allows for a continuous process of feeding it daily while constantly aerating the mass inside the vessel, producing high enough temperatures to kill pathogens.  Friends of the High Line ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Canadian City Ready To Launch AD And Composting Facility

    The City of Surrey, British Columbia will be opening its 127,000 tons/year food waste and yard trimmings organics recycling operation in June. After eight years of planning and construction, Surrey, British Columbia is set to open an anaerobic digestion facility that will convert up to 127,000 tons of food waste and yard trimmings each year into renewable natural gas and high quality compost. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Classification of Compost Turners

    Compost turner can be divided into 3 kinds. I would like to introduce them to you one by one. 1. Self-propelled Compost Turner Our self-propelled organic fertilizer turner is with 4 wheels. The whole body of the compost ...


    By Allance Fertilizer Machinery

  • US Composts with US

    Yard trimmings, post consumer food scraps, wet waste garbage, by the pail, the gallon or the ton, it’s still the same but roughly half as much as it sounds to us in the UK. Its what our colleagues and friends over in the United States have to deal with on a daily basis, at our distributors in NY, NATH Sustainable Solutions, who right now are going through a re-branding ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Connections: Not So Tidy Change

    Change is only tidy in hindsight. In the process, it is one big confusing mess. The straight lines and the clear trends that you read about in history books don’t convey the feeling of chaos at the time. Take the changes now occurring with organics as an example. It seems clear that at some point in the not very distant future it will be recognized that every ton of organics we have must be ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Compost Express—How to Make Compost in Half the Time

    Fall is a terrific time for making compost, partly because leaves—which have a way of coming down this time of year—are a fantastic source of soil enriching nutrients. And since you probably plan to remove all those leaves from your lawn anyway, recycling them into your compost pile is a win-win proposition. Since leaves need to break down in order to integrate with the ...


    By DR Power Equipment

  • Composting Tool For Drug Addiction Rehab

    Clinic in Brazil uses participation in composting program as therapy for its patients. Since 2011 a drug addiction rehabilitation clinic in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil has been using composting as therapy for its patients. The program, Projeto de Reinserção e Sustentabilidade – Compostagem (Sustainable Social Rehabilitation Through Composting (SSRTC)), is led ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Composting Roundup

    Johnson City, Tennessee: School Teacher Launches Composting Site Joe Hoffman, a high school science teacher, recently opened Hoffman Composting, located on the outskirts of Johnson City. The site is fully permitted by the State of Tennessee to accept food waste. Hoffman’s background is in sustainable agriculture, having received a degree in Agronomy-International Agriculture and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Editorial: Good And Bad Apples

    The ReFED “Roadmap To Reduce Food Waste By 20 Percent” (Roadmap) was released on March 9, and very quickly became the go-to document for data on all things food waste — from produce left in the fields to the economic value of centralized composting and anaerobic digestion (AD) of food waste. The ReFED project — ReThink Food Waste Through Economics And Data — was ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Inactivation kinetics of indicator microorganisms during urea treatment for sanitizing finished compost from composting toilet

    This study aimed at estimating the sanitizing effectiveness of urea treatment by studying the inactivation kinetics of selected indicator microorganisms. Finished composts from a composting toilet were inoculated with indicator microorganisms and subjected to different urea concentrations (0.5–2% w/w) and temperatures (22, 32 and 42°C). The inactivation kinetics parameters were determined in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Composting Roundup

    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, Linn County and Johnson County, Iowa. Each ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Introducing … STA Certified Compost

    In a new development, the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance Program can now be defined as a certification program. The US Composting Council (USCC) is celebrating the 15th year of its Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) Program. The overall purpose of the STA Program is to improve customer confidence in compost ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Removal of humic acid from composted hog waste by the white-rot fungus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium

    The potential hazards of humic acid (HA) associated with hog waste effluent, coupled with increasing awareness of environmental problems, have prompted many countries to control disposal of effluents into water bodies and to maximize removal of HA. Here we employed the white-rot fungus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, to degrade the HA in composted hog waste effluent, evaluated by the response ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adding AD To Existing Composting Site Footprint

    About an hour’s drive west of Munich in southern Germany, the City of Augsburg had been served by an indoor composting facility since 1994. It was operated by Abfallverwertung Augsburg (AVA), three quarters of which was initially owned by the City of Augsburg and the districts of Aichach-Friedberg and Augsburg. Until recently, the remaining quarter was owned by a private company but as of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Maryland’s New Composting Regulations

    After a year of comments and revisions, the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) is scheduled to publish its new rules for permitting composting facilities this month (December) in the Maryland Register for a final 30-day comment period. Initially proposed last January, the slightly revised composting regulations are expected to take effect in early 2015, unless further changes are required. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Why home composting is so great!

    Have you heard of composting, but just aren’t sure what it means? Not sure why how compost can benefit you? If you haven’t started composting at home yet, now is the time! Home composting is more than just a growing trend among gardeners, it’s a great way to recycle your kitchen scraps and yard refuse into something you can use-compost! So what is compost and why is it so ...


    By Biofinch Ltd.

  • Forging Paths For New York City’s Community Composters

    The Lower East Side Ecology Center based in lower Manhattan has been at the forefront of recycling and composting in New York City since the mid-1980s, starting with recycling services and then segueing into composting. As part of BioCycle’s series on community composting in New York City, we interviewed the organization’s cofounder and executive director, Christine Datz-Romero, to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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