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BioCycle September 2017, Vol. 58, No. 8, p. 6

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Atlas Organics' Compost House program uses 5-gallon collection pails with a compostable liner.

BioCycle September 2017, Vol. 58, No. 8, p. 16

Biosolids Composting On Florida’s Emerald Coast
ECUA uses the Modified Static Aerobic Pile composting method, which incorporates a Harvest Quest inoculant. A Backhus compost turner mixes the blend of yard trimmings and biosolids (3:1 ratio, by volume) and forms a windrow (above). Inoculant is added, and the windrow is capped with a layer of screened overs or freshly ground yard trimmings.

Emerald Coast Utilities Authority did the math and determined that composting its biosolids and yard trimmings and selling the compost made the most economic sense.
Mitch Kessler and Nathalie Bowers
BioCycle May 2017, Vol. 58, No. 4, p. 33

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Vermont landfill vs. diversion

BioCycle January 2017, Vol. 58, No. 1, p. 6

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10 Steps to successful school composting

BioCycle January 2017, Vol. 58, No. 1, p. 14

Anaerobic Digest

BioCycle November 2016, Vol. 57, No. 10, p. 12

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BioCycle June 2016, Vol. 57, No. 5, p. 6 Gene Logsdon: 1932-2016 Gene Logsdon, author, journalist, softball player and a long-time contributor to BioCycle, passed away on May 31. According to a note on his blog, “The Contrary Farmer,” he was posting right up until the end. In fact, the blog Gene wrote on May

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Jack Johnson

BioCycle June 2016, Vol. 57, No. 5, p. 10 Stamford, Connecticut: Celebrities Promote Composting As part of its ongoing educational mission, Sustainable America has released a mini documentary in which popular singer Jack Johnson teaches Hawaiian school children why they should compost. In the video, Johnson visits Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School in Oahu and

Connections: Color Purple
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BioCycle June 2016, Vol. 57, No. 5, p. 54

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Public/Private Partnership Creates Composting Infrastructure
The 52-acre Martinez II facility includes a 6-acre composting pad, 8-acre mulch pad, storm water retention pond, and additional land for other recycling activities and a new tree farm.

San Antonio River Authority selected Texas Disposal Systems to build, own and operate a windrow facility on a former 52-acre biosolids land application site.
Jim Doersam and Paul Gregory
BioCycle March/April 2016, Vol. 57, No. 3, p. 34

County Departments Reduce Costs With Cocomposting
Yard trimmings ground to 6-inch minus are mixed with dewatered biosolids (15-16% solids) in a 3:1 ratio.

Florida county conducts pilot project to gauge its ability to manage yard trimmings and biosolids using internal resources — and to confirm marketability of the finished compost.
Beth Schinella and Bruce Clark
BioCycle March/April 2016, Vol. 57, No. 3, p. 60

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BioCycle January 2016, Vol. 57, No. 1 p. 6

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Zero to Go (ZTG), an education-oriented company that provides recycling and organics collection services at small (under 500 people) and large (3,000+ people) events in the Hudson Valley.

BioCycle January 2016, Vol. 57, No. 1 p.14

Connections: Humanure, Biosolids And Life On Mars

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BioCycle November 2015, Vol. 56, No. 10, p. 44

Biosolids Compost Manufacturer Taps Agricultural Markets
As part of its expansion, three 162 feet by 120 feet Legacy Building Solutions’ fabric structures, with a clearance height of 18 feet, were installed for processing and curing. Each building has capacity for about 6 windrows (about 1,700 cubic yards). Lee County also purchased a second Ecoverse windrow turner.

Lee County, Florida composts biosolids from a dozen treatment plants along with yard trimmings to produce a fertilizer for area farmers, landscapers and homeowners.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 45

Winning Formula For Biosolids Composting
The Clallam County biosolids composting facility is on a 1-acre site within a 55-acre solid waste management complex in Port Angeles.

Limited to a one-acre footprint, the City of Port Angeles, Washington strives to produce high quality compost for local markets.
Ashley Blazina
BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 49

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BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4 p. 6

Commentary: Biosolids: A Sustainable Nutrient Solution?
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BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4, p. 54

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BioCycle March/April 2015, Vol. 56, No. 3, p. 84

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Positive Air, Biofilter Cover Layer Control Biosolids Composting Emissions
Figure 1. Example test location

An R&D project at a California facility was executed under commercial-scale operation to evaluate the “+ASPw/BFC” technology’s operational feasibility and air emissions control performance.
T. Cordova, J. Goodwin, T. Card and C.E. Schmidt
BioCycle March/April 2015, Vol. 56, No. 3, p. 49

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Anaerobic Digest
Bio-Bus: sewage and municipal waste powered

BioCycle February 2015, Vol. 56, No. 2, p. 13

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Connections: Gaining Perspective
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BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 50

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WRAP's Think.Eat.Save Guidance Version 1.0 tool, Module 4: Preventing and reducing food waste in the food and drink business supply chain (manufacturing, retail, hospitality and food service)

BioCycle June 2014, Vol. 55, No. 5, p. 6

Building Profitable Markets For Biosolids Products
TAGRO, short for Tacoma Grow, is made with the City of Tacoma’s Class A EQ biosolids that is mixed with sawdust, aged bark, wood chips and/or sand, depending on the product.

City of Tacoma, Washington reduced its cost of biosolids management from $60/wet ton to $26.50/wet ton by diversifying its TAGRO product line and growing its customer base.
Katrina Mendrey
BioCycle June 2014, Vol. 55, No. 5, p. 41

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Susannah Castle, Blue Earth Compost

BioCycle March/April 2014, Vol. 55, No. 3, p. 16

Codigestion In Central Florida
The codigestion facility includes a mixing tank, two complete mix anaerobic digesters operated in parallel, and a post digestion tank with a biogas holder mounted to the top (seen at right).

New digester in the Orlando region processes 130,000 tons/year of biosolids, fats, oils, grease and food waste,

producing power, a Class AA granular fertilizer and phosphorous-rich struvite.
Meredith Sorensen
BioCycle March/April 2014, Vol. 55, No. 3, p. 48

Small-Scale Biosolids Composting
A row of new wood chips is put down, then topped with layers of finished compost and biosolids. Feedstocks are mixed with a Brown Bear aerator attached to a skid loader.

Cambridge, Ohio retrofitted a portion of its vacuum assisted drying beds into a covered composting facility, processing about 300 dry tons/year of biosolids and wood chips.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle October 2013, Vol. 54, No. 10, p. 37

Branding Biosolids Closes The “Loop”
King County biosolids transport trucks promote Loop, featuring scenes of flowers in bloom, Washington forests or wheat fields.

King County, Washington is addressing the consequences of misinformation about biosolids by creating a brand to help communicate the facts in a consistent way.
Katrina Mendrey
BioCycle June 2013, Vol. 54, No. 6, p. 21

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Texas Composter Grows With Biosolids
With last year’s drought and ban on burning, New Earth began doing off-site grinding. Its new Morbark horizontal grinder on tracks facilitates processing at other locations.

New Earth Compost and Soils upgraded its Conroe facility to process biosolids and added a mobile horizontal grinder to increase its off-site processing services.
Larry Trojak
BioCycle May 2013, Vol. 54, No. 5, p. 24

Composting Roundup
Gore® Cover at Florence, Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant's composting facility

BioCycle April 2013, Vol. 54, No. 4, p. 12

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BioCycle March 2013, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 6

Innovation Key To Biosolids Digestion
Construction of the thermal hydrolysis pretreatment system and digesters at the Blue Plains Advanced WWTP is expected to be completed in 2014.

Facility scheduled for completion in 2014 at Washington, D.C. treatment plant will utilize thermal hydrolysis and anaerobic digestion — and produce 11.8 MW of power.
Diane Greer
BioCycle October 2012, Vol. 53, No. 10, p. 42

Composting Roundup
Community gardens use compost, Lorain County, Ohio

Biosolids composting facility expansion; Vermicompost; New business offers organics pick up; Food waste recovery; Community gardens

BioCycle February 2012, Vol. 53, No. 2, p. 12

Biosolids Composting In Salt Lake City

After composting at a remote location for over 15 years, the Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility moved the operation next to the treatment plant, making odor control paramount.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle January 2012, Vol. 53, No. 1, p. 34

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