Municipalities & Institutions
There is a movement among municipalities and institutions to “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” and to achieve aggressive sustainability goals. Composting is one approach that many Sustainability Coordinators have embraced as a simple and elegant way to achieve these goals.
In both the public and private sectors, a wide variety of organic wastes can be diverted away from landfill disposal, including: yard debris, food waste, and biosolids. All of these organic residuals can be composted in such a way that problems with surface water and ground water contamination, odors and vectors are completely eliminated.
O2Compost has designed compost systems to manage all of these waste streams and for all scales of operation. We are recognized as the leading expert at providing operator training and long-term technical support. When needed, we can also help obtain operating permits and serve as a liaison between owners and regulators.
O2Compost specializes in designing on-site compost systems in an effort to eliminate the cost and environmental impact that results from transporting "organic wastes" to distant landfills or regional processing facilities. In this way, we help our clients reduce their carbon footprint. All of our systems utilize the Aerated Static Pile Method of Composting. By inducing airflow through the compost pile, we eliminate the need to turn the pile thereby saving a considerable amount of time and expense.
The links that are provided here will hopefully answer all of your questions about aerated composting. If not, please contact us to set up a time to talk directly with one of our team members.
- The Practical Handbook of Compost Engineering; Dr. Roger T. Haug; 1993
- On-Farm Composting Handbook; NRAES-54; 1992
- Compost Facility Operator Manual; Paul & Dieter; 2009
- Soil Biology Primer; USDA; 2000
- Building Soil Organic Matter with Organic Amendments; Cooperband, 2002
- Teaming with Microbes; Lowenfels & Lewis; 2011