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An Analysis of Composting As an Environmental Remediation Technology [PDF]
Abstract: The composting process is currently viewed primarily as a waste management method to stabilize organic waste, such as manure, yard trimmings, municipal biosolids, and organic urban wastes. The stabilized end-product (compost) is widely used as a soil amendment to improve soil structure, provide plant nutrients, and facilitate the revegetation of disturbed or eroded soil (Cole, 1994; Cole, 1995; Harmsen, 1994; McNabb, 1994). The information and data presented in this document were compiled and analyzed by Michael A. Cole, Ph.D.
Source: US EPA

Biosolids Generation, Use, and Disposal in the United States [PDF]
Abstract: The purpose of this report is to broaden the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) series of solid waste studies by quantifying the amount of biosolids managed by municipal solid waste (MSW) facilities.

Compost Facility Resource Handbook; Guidance for Washington State [PDF]
Abstract: Handbook was developed to help facility planners, operators, regulators and consumers easily identify envirnmental laws, regulations, permit requirements, and best management practices for compost facilities.
Source: Washington State Dept. of Ecology

Abstract: EPA composting site.
Source: EPA

Composting dead livestock: A new solution to an old problem [PDF]
Abstract: Describes how on-farm composting of dead livestock can save producers money and help protect the environment.
Source: Iowa State University

Composting News
Abstract: The latest news in composting and scrap wood management.

Composting Programs
Abstract: Composting is a well-known technology for processing organic materials that can help installations meet solid waste reduction goals, produce a beneficial end-product, and minimize environmental pollution from organic solid waste.
Source: Global Recycling Network

Food Waste Diversion at Correctional Facilities Composting Technologies and Costs
Abstract: Powerpoint overview of composting technologies and costs
Source: DENR/Div of Pollution Prevention & Environmental Assistance

Organic Materials
Abstract: EPA website that provides information on organic materials.
Source: EPA

Technical and Market Developement Analysis of Compost Materials in North Carolina: Final Report [PDF]
Abstract: The purpose of this report is to provide the findings and results of the market development analysis for compost material markets in North Carolina and to fulfii Senate Bill 11 1 mandates for composted material. The major feedstocks which are considered as part of this report are sewage sludge;
Source: NC Dept. of Economic & Community Development


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