Full Scale Facility Designs
With all O2Compost systems, we follow a prescribed step‐by‐step process to ensure that all design issues are identified up front, to minimize the overall cost of the system and the need for changes during construction. The size of a compost system is a direct function of the volume of material to be composted. With food waste, we include an area for bulking material storage, mixing, aerated composting, curing and product storage.
The system design mitigates potential impacts to surface and ground water resources and eliminates problems associated with odors and vectors (flies, birds and rodents). While most systems are located relatively close to a source of electrical power, they can also be operated using solar power.
Aerated composting is not an equipment intensive approach; the compost pile is not turned during the first 30 days of composting, referred to as the “active phase”. However, some equipment is required to process the various feed stocks and will include a skid‐steer or front‐end loader, and may also include a small grinder to pre‐process the bulking material, and a screener to post‐process the finished compost. O2Compost can provide assistance to determine the best equipment for a given situation.