No one in the residuals business needs to be reminded that water management infrastructure is aging in an era of ever-tightening fiscal belts. So when the old sludge dryer can’t keep up or expenses begin to make spending millions to upgrade sound like a bargain, people in charg
The title of a Time/World article in December, the question — what if the world’s soil runs out? — is explored in a “what if” interview focusing on the seismic implications of soil erosion and degradation. It sheds light on soil health as it relates to
It doesn’t matter whether a composting operation is run as a for-profit or non-profit venture. At the bottom of the ledger, the number in the revenue column needs to be equal to or higher than the expense column, or the endeavor will eventually fail. Even taxpayer- or grant-funded p
We recently stumbled on a blog where the writer was bemoaning the closure of a food waste composting facility serving a large U.S. metro area, asking: how hard can it be? Well, we can answer that — it’s very difficult to do food waste composting right. Such ventures require significa
NOTE: This post was originally published last fall, but disappeared when the blog platform changed servers a few weeks ago, so we’re re-posting. Harvesting practices, processing systems, grocery store discards, food prep and plate scrapings all contribute to food waste. Accord
NOTE: Some of our posts were lost when the blog platform changed servers a few weeks ago. This re-post includes some minor editing of the original version. The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) has released a new study which reveals an annual fo
Many thanks to the folks at Waste Handling and Equipment News East who were kind enough to run a story about our Composter of the Year award from the U.S. Composting Council. You can find the article on Page 6 of the April 2012 edition.
One of our customers recently completed a job on a North Carolina military base, which included seeding as part of the scope of work. Hand-seeding, as demonstrated here by John Northern of Eco Express, was followed by a pneumatically-applied layer of compost mixed with seed to ensure
Interested in learning more about the screening equipment McGill uses in its operations? Check out our profile in the March 2012 issue of Portable Plants & Equipment. Page 23. Our thanks to the folks at PP&E.
For a group of students exploring links between economics and the environment, what better place for a tour stop than the McGill Regional Composting Facility at Merry Oaks just south of Raleigh, NC? Students from the Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University made a