Municipal Composting Systems

Municipal compost systems generally manage the full spectrum of organic wastes collected from local communities. These wastes include landscape debris, pre- and post-consumer food scrap waste, animal manure, road kill, and biosolids. Municipal systems can be private or public operations or managed through a private-public contract.

Municipal systems include medium scale, decentralized facilities that serve one or more local communities, or large scale regional facilities that draw materials from a much larger area (a radius of 200 miles or more). In the eastern United States, municipal facilities serve an interstate population.

Municipal compost systems can impose several challenges on both the environment and the host community in which they are located. Among these challenges are surface and ground water protection and odor management. Large scale compost facilities require advanced technologies and closely managed procedures to maintain their reputation as a "good neighbor".

Where odors have adversely impacted a neighboring community, O2Compost has been called in to revise the method of composting to an Aerated Static Pile (ASP) Technology and, in all cases, odor impacts have been resolved. In virtually all cases, the owner / operator has also realized a significant increase in profits by eliminating the need for turning compost piles.