Phoenix Composting Facility Rises From Desert Floor
Aeration piping is housed in a gravel bed below the concrete slab with nozzles flush with the slab surface. The aeration system can be run in all positive, all negative, or in a reversing positive-negative loop.

New 55,000 tons/year facility currently processes yard trimmings, but is gradually incorporating commercial food waste.
Craig Coker
BioCycle October 2017, Vol. 58, No. 9, p. 17

Florida Organics Recycler Expands Exponentially
Sarasota-based 1 Stop Landscape Supply & Yard Waste Recycling Facility processes about 70,000 tons/year of yard trimmings, land clearing debris and pallets.

Acquisition of a 10-acre yard trimmings operation in 2004 laid the groundwork for a 100-acre facility that manufactures compost, mulch, soil blends and recycled concrete products.
Niki Vala and Craig Coker
BioCycle August 2017, Vol. 58, No. 7, p. 28

Maryland To Explore A Decentralized Composting Infrastructure

Governor Hogan Signs Two Bills – HB171/SB99 & HB1349 – to Advance Food Waste Recovery and Ensure Compostable Plastics Meet Standards

High Solids Digester Services California Municipalities
An automated smart conveyor delivers feedstock from the organics recovery facility to fill “hoppers” that feed the digesters.

Southern California waste management company opens high solids anaerobic digestion facility to process municipal yard trimmings and food waste.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle May 2017, Vol. 58, No. 4, p. 44

Canadian City Ready To Launch AD And Composting Facility
Surrey has a 3-cart residential curbside collection system with organics picked up weekly, while recyclables and garbage are collected on alternate weeks.

The City of Surrey, British Columbia will be opening its 127,000 tons/year food waste and yard trimmings organics recycling operation in June.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle May 2017, Vol. 58, No. 4, p. 47

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

Heat Recovery, Food Production At Boston Composting Facility
Figure 1. Compost aeration and heat recovery diagram

Educational greenhouse at City of Boston yard trimmings site is using heat and moisture captured from aerated static piles to sustain a year-round growing operation.
Gaelan Brown
BioCycle November 2015, Vol. 56, No. 10, p. 39

Food Scraps Composting At County Yard Trimmings Site
Food scraps, some arriving in compostable bags (top photo), are unloaded onto a bed of mulch, then mixed in with a front-end loader.

Prince George’s County, Maryland began a food scraps composting pilot using a covered composting system, and is processing about 125 tons/month.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4, p. 21

Requests For Proposals: City of Phoenix & Anne Arundel County, MD
City of Phoenix, Anne Arundel County

• Business Opportunities With City of Phoenix — CFI and RFP Released
• Maryland County Requests Of Interest

Large-Scale Composting, Texas Style
Feedstocks at Living Earth’s composting and mulch facilities include yard trimmings (inset) and preconsumer vegetative produce trimmings.

Living Earth operates multiple composting facilities in Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth, processing yard trimmings, produce “off-cuts,” bedding and manure.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle January 2015, Vol. 56, No. 1, p. 28

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

Adding SSO To Yard Trimmings Composting Operations
Figure 1. Contact water monitoring system

The first phase of research at a Minnesota composting site suggests that environmental risk to groundwater is relatively low from addition of source separated organics. Part I
Ginny Black and Marcus Zbinden
BioCycle July 2014, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 41

County Yard Trimmings Facility Achieves EMS Certification
Fall leaves are deposited in long windrows, approximately 8-feet high and 10-feet wide. In the spring, grass is added to the existing rows and the windrows are turned periodically.

The steps to implementing an Environmental Management System at the Dickerson Composting Facility in Maryland, and the benefits to both the community and the operation, are described.
Marilu Enciso
BioCycle January 2014, Vol. 55, No. 1, p. 39

Composting Roundup
Agri Service, Inc.’s newly relocated El Corazon Compost Facility in San Diego

BioCycle May 2013, Vol. 54, No. 5, p.12

Burn Ban Spawns A Composting Facility
Patti Johnson, director of Kittitas County’s solid waste programs and Matt Peebles, landfill operations manager

Kittitas County, Washington opted to switch from contract services to its own yard trimmings composting operation four years ago.
Larry Trojak
BioCycle December 2012, Vol. 53, No. 12, p. 35

Editorial: Going Backwards

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 4
“In the dawn of resource scarcity, I’m putting my money on resource utilization. There is no going backwards.”

Composting Roundup
Full Circle Compost, Carson City, Nevada

BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 12
Lansing, Michigan: Landfill Yard Trimmings Ban Update; Montpelier, Vermont: New Composting Regulations; Lamont, California: Composting Facility Issued Substantial Fines; Wausau, Wisconsin: Growing Ginseng Into A Composting Business; Carson City, Nevada: Full Circle Food Waste Recycling

Yard Trimmings Composting Facility Upgrades Operations

The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation changed its management approach to increase throughput and make a high quality product.
Brian N. Card and Peter J. Connell
BioCycle January 2012, Vol. 53, No. 1, p. 44