PacifiClean Environmental to build state-of-the art compost facility in Central Washington
SEATTLE, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Today, PacifiClean Environmental LLC announced it was selected by the city of Seattle to enter contract negotiations to recycle the curbside organic materials under a new contract. These materials will be processed at a state-of-the art facility in Kittitas County into retail compost products and a line of soil amendments for Central and Eastern Washington’s agricultural community. The facility also intends to develop alternative energy by capturing the renewable natural gas from organic biodegradation.
“PacifiClean brings the best of Eastern and Western Washington together for the sustainable management of organic materials,” explained Larry Condon, principal and general manager of PacifiClean. “This facility will help the state of Washington meet its recycling goals, while expanding access to sustainable products for our state’s agricultural community.”
Condon has deep experience in the composting industry, having led efforts at BarrTech, LLC with the development of a commercial composting facility in Sprague, Washington which is now the primary organics recycling facility for Spokane, Washington.
The international team behind this effort also includes Organic Soil Solutions, a private investment firm managed by J. Stephan Banchero, Jr., an environmental entrepreneur. For the past 40 years, Banchero has developed cutting edge recycling companies specializing in the recovery of automotive, marine and industrial fluids, clean energy, as well as commercial and residential organic waste processing. These environmental ventures have created over 500 green jobs throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The state-of-the-art facility in Central Washington will begin receiving organic material from the region in 2014 or 2015. This material will be converted into nutrient-rich compost that the area’s growing agricultural communities can use in their operations to provide more organic products to the region, reducing the amount of fertilizer needed, and adding vital organic material to the soil for naturally healthy crops. This facility will reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent from current organic waste processing. In addition, compostable material will be hauled in trucks using 80% compressed natural gas (CNG) to reduce fossil fuel emissions.
New jobs are also anticipated with 20 new workers planned for the facility, strengthening the local economy through increased employment and tax revenue.
PacifiClean is one of two companies that have been named in the competitive RFP process from the city of Seattle.
PacifiClean Environmental of Washington is an international team with unparalleled experience in successfully designing, constructing, and operating leading organics processing facilities in the Northwest and throughout the world. It was formed by PacifiClean Environmental and Organic Soils Solutions. Principals of these companies have been leaders in the organics management industry for decades on both sides of the Cascades.
Other expert consultants on the PacifiClean Environmental of Washington team include SRM Development LLC, Zero Waste Energy LLC, Cedar Grove Composting, BIOFerm Energy Systems, O2 Compost, BEST, W.L. Gore and Associates, Cyan Strategies and Kennedy/Jenks.
For more information visit www.pacificlean.net.
Media Contact: Heidi Happonen, The Fearey Group