Composting, Zero Waste On NYC’s Governors Island
Volunteers assist with mixing foods scraps from New York City’s Greenmarkets with an equal amount of preblended carbon amendment to create an aerated static pile. Earth Matter NY cofounder Marisa DeDominicis in on right.

Earth Matter NY, located on Governors Island in New York Harbor, operates a Compost Learning Center, training programs, zero waste initiatives and a community composting site. Part V
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 35

Ordinances To Amend Soils Boost Compost Demand
New properties within Denver Water’s service area are required to amend soils with 4 cy of compost/1,000 sq. ft. of permeable area to a depth of 6 inches.

Municipalities everywhere are realizing that some of the environmental issues they are grappling with locally
may be mitigated by healthier soils.
Rachel Cernansky
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 22

Commentary: Seize The RNG Transportation Fuel Opportunity
Joanna Underwood & Matthew Tomich

Joanna Underwood and Matthew Tomich
BioCycle Octoer 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 54

Assessing Organics Processing Capacity In Massachusetts
Massachusetts permitted food waste processors

The state’s ban on disposal and combustion of commercial organics became effective October 1, 2014. Currently, approximately 49 permitted food waste processors have a combined capacity of 1,100 tons/day. Part I
Zoë Neale
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 18

 

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Commentary: Biogas And The November Election
Edward Niblock

Ted Niblock
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 52

Editorial: Talking Points
Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 4

Managing Fall Leaves In Victoria, British Columbia
The Residential Leaf Pick-Up Program takes place over four months, starting in October when trees first drop their leaves.

The City Parks Division has taken steps to reduce the carbon footprint of its annual leaf collection as well as expanded applications for finished compost and leaf mulch.
Ken Hilchey
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 27

 

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Leaf Composting Helps Preserve Family Farm
Panorama Pay-Dirt processes fall leaves, wood chips and some poultry litter in windrows on roughly 20 acres of gently rolling hills.

What began with a contract to compost leaves from the City of Charlottesville, Virginia has evolved into a sustainable soil amendment products company.
Ryan Cooper
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 30

 

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Texas Company Bets On Quality Compost
A Diamond Z tub grinder processes material after composting and before curing.

Entrepreneurs turned around a failing mulch grinding business and today operate several composting sites in the Houston, Texas region.
Dan Emerson
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 32

 

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Taking States’ Pulse On Residential
General awareness of what composting is and how compost can be used to beautify neighborhoods are significant benefits of residential food scraps drop-off programs, like this one at a New York City Greenmarket.

State composting, recycling and/or solid waste officials provide perspectives on adoption of curbside collection and composting of source separated residential food scraps. Part I
Rhodes Yepsen
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 39

 

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Testing Low Cost AD Systems
BARC’s dairy research unit includes 110 milk cows. A scraper system removes manure from the barn (1), which is then pumped (2) to a separator. Liquids are anaerobically digested (3) and manure solids are composted nearby (4).

Field trials at USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center are testing six Taiwanese-style digesters, each treating up to 42 gallons of manure daily. A variety of studies have been conducted.
Stephanie Lansing and Walter Mulbry
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 44

Anaerobic Digester Good Fit For Rendering Plant
A tanker truck delivers grease trap waste from restaurants in the area to the digester facility at North State Rendering.

California renderer installs digester system to process plant’s wastewater and grease trap waste, as well as additional food residuals streams. Conditioned biogas will fuel collection trucks.
Soren Rasmussen
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 48

 

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Equipment News
Vermeer TR620 trommel screen

BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 56

Composting Roundup
University City District’s (Philadelphia) Dirt Factory

Tweet BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 11 Seattle, Washington: City Sets Organic Waste Fine To Meet Recycling Target Beginning next July 1, Seattle area households, apartment buildings and businesses that include more than 10 percent organic waste by volume in their bins or dumpsters will be fined, following the City Council’s unanimous

Anaerobic Digest
Food waste headed for digestion at Sensenig Dairy in Kirkwood, Pennsylvania.

BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 15

BioCycle World
BioCycle West Coast Conference 2015

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Connections: Gaining Perspective
Sally Brown

Sally Brown
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 50

 

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