Dwindling landfill capacity, market growth for high-quality compost products, and substantial environmental and economic benefits are driving compost as a strategy for managing waste.
NuTerra, a designer, builder, and provider of services that help municipalities address capital and operating changes based on proprietary financial and risk analysis models, recently announced the availability of a compost brief as part of International Compost Week. The brief details the environmental and economical benefits of large-scale compost operations and explains considerations for developing and managing a compost facility and program. “Over the past decade, dwindling landfill capacity has helped municipal officials increasingly recognize composting as a cost-effective, environmentally beneficial strategy for managing waste, with a growing number turning this former waste stream into a revenue stream with environmental benefits,” said NuTerra CEO Aaron Zahn. “Once converted into compost, organic wastes—which are the compostable portions of the solid waste stream—can be used for landscaping, enhance crop growth, enrich topsoil, mitigate erosion and run-off, and provide other benefits documented in the brief.”
The brief discusses the basics of starting a successful composting enterprise, including how composting works, types of facilities and equipment, which raw materials work best, odor management, production of marketable high-quality products and regulatory compliance. For more information about these and additional topics related to developing and managing a composting facility, download the brief from the NuTerra website at http://nuterra.green/category/white-papers/.
NuTerra designs, builds, and provides services for long-term sustainable organic waste and biosolids management solutions. The company has a 100 percent successful track record and has delivered an average savings of 40-plus percent in operating costs and 90-plus percent in energy consumption. In the industry’s most collaborative public-private partnerships, NuTerra efficiently addresses capital and operating expenses, regulatory compliance, public sentiment, and environmental issues (i.e. noise, odor, material handling, physical footprint, greenhouse gas emissions). Its “progressive” project delivery method is the most cost-effective approach for addressing population growth, urban encroachment, and failing infrastructure with a dramatic reduction in facility size. NuTerra further reduces investment and risk by using the industry’s only before-and-after financial and risk models based on verifiable operational and financial data, feasibility analysis, and proven advanced treatment technologies. The company can help obtain financing for projects to address escalating capital requirements that are typically underfunded, and offers municipalities total waste reutilization by recycling nutrients into high-value, marketable end products that address diminishing disposal outlets, restrictive landfill capacity, escalating unit costs, increasing environmental regulations and rising energy costs. For more information, visit www.nuterra.green.