Waste Today

Top composting programs lead the way in organics diversion

Por ProteGEEr, publicado em 02.08.18, última modificação em 08.08.18
Top composting programs lead the way in organics diversion

Créditos: Waste Today

Whether in response to a state mandate, a local policy, economic incentives or constituent support, communities and waste districts in North America have increasingly identified the organics fraction of their municipal solid waste (MSW) stream as a means by which their overall landfill diversion rates can be lifted.

To meet this demand, technology providers have come forward with a number of ways to use anaerobic digestion (AD) and other methods to divert these materials and produce energy from them.

But before AD and other waste-to-energy methods began attracting investments and attention, composting had long been seen as a way to capture value from organics while diverting these materials from the landfill or from an incinerator, where their high moisture levels are generally unwelcome.

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