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2008-10-08 03:00:14

By Trojak, Larry EKO Compost is processing 35,000 tons/year of green waste, along with municipal bio solids and fats, oils and grease. THE Hawaiian island of Maui - a vacation destination for more than 2.2 million people each year - has a year-round growing season that yields a massive stream of green waste from nonstop cutting, trimming and pruning. For years, the resultant trimmings were simply landfilled along with the 500 tons/day of trash. One company, however, decided to turn that...

2008-10-08 03:00:14

By Anonymous The Professional Recyclera Of Pennsylvania (PROP) offers three online courses on composting and recycling, with Continuing Education Credits granted through Penn State University. The newest course, "Backyard Composting Basics," is a three-hour online class that covers how to determine your composting needs, what to compost and building a pile. It has an optional unit on composting bin distribution programs. Another three-hour course, "Collection Techniques and Options,"...

2008-10-06 18:00:19

By Gary Marks PLANS to build a huge eco-waste treatment plant in the Midlands to halve landfill dumping and avoid millions of pounds in penalties for taxpayers have taken a big step forward. Council environment chiefs have submitted an application for outline planning permission to provide the 'Eco Park' on industrial land at Pikehelve Street in Hill Top, West Bromwich. Included in the scheme is a materials recovery facility for paper, glass, cans, plastics and cardboard and a...

2008-09-06 03:00:12

By Runge, Karsten Trends and practices in biosolids composting in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. OVER the past few years, composting of biosolids has become very popular in some Eastern European countries. This trend started in Poland in the late 1990s (see "Past, Present and Future of Composting in Poland," BioCycle April 2002), with later development in countries like Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Those countries, also known as the Baltic States, belonged to the former Soviet Union...

2008-09-06 03:00:12

By Diaz, L F Eggerth, L L Grover Landscape Services processes up to 800 tons/day of yard trimmings and source separated food waste, producing high quality compost for landscape and agricultural markets. GROVER Landscape Services, Inc. operates several composting facilities in northern California. Its site in Vernalis receives yard trimmings and food waste from various communities around the San Francisco Bay area, between 70 and 100 miles to the east. These include the City of Berkeley,...

2008-08-14 00:00:00

Residents fear a giant composting plant planned for the outskirts of a rural village could be a health hazard. Villagers in Moreton-on-Lugg, between Hereford and Leominster, say they will fight plans to bring a county's garden waste to a local farm so it can be turned into lorryloads of compost. They fear processing the grass, soil and leaves will send dangerous spores into the atmosphere which will affect vulnerable people such as asthmatics. Locals decided to fight the plant after a...

2008-07-24 03:00:37

By Wichuk, Kristine M McCartney, Daryl Pathogen inactivation is expected to occur in compost if temperatures over 55[degrees]C (131[degrees]F) are maintained for at least 3 days, or 15 days in windrows. However, a literature review revealed pathogen survival in a significant number of processes appearing to meet the prescribed time-temperature criteria. It was hypothesized that pathogen survival may be due to the existence of undetected temperature variations within the compost mass. In...

2008-07-24 03:00:37

By Bueno, P Yanez, R; Ariza, J; Diaz, M J The kinetic of the thermophilic composting process of trimming residues was studied under several parameters [moisture (40-70%), aeration (0.2-0.61 air/kg min) and particle size (1-5 cm)] in order to determine the best composting conditions to ensure an optimum composting design. Under those conditions, suitable temperature evolutions have been found for all the reactors. The kinetic model proposed by Whang and Meenaghan was used and two first-order...

2008-07-23 18:00:30

A TEAM of scientists from Keele University taught hundreds of families on issues of climate change and the importance of home composting at the Science for Sustainability Green Roadshow. The roadshow has been touring country-wide and made its stop in Lichfield Market Square last week, hosted by Lichfield District Council's recycling team. Prof Mark Ormerod, of Keele University, said: "The day was a great way to encourage shoppers and visitors to become more aware of the huge difference...

2008-07-03 03:00:15

By Goldstein, Nora Argentina Success with a facility processing industrial food residuals and other by-products spurs a Buenos Aires company to target MSW. ABOUT 45 minutes outside of Buenos Aires, Marcos Neumann and his partner, Geoffrey Pratt, operate a windrow composting facility that receives about 1,000 metric tons/month of separated by-products from food processors and a tobacco company. Their company, Biociclo S.A. was started by Pratt as a sideline enterprise about 20 years ago....


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