Very informative, thanks Athena!
What type of biomass or carbon is added to the VT examples? and sources of any additions?
maybe he hasn't pushed the audio connection button
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what are some of the issues with uncovered and open facilities in winter.
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I wouldn't recommend uncovered or open facilities in rainy locations. You should either cover the compost or build roofs. If not you'll have to deal with lots of wastewater to treat.
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Could Doug expand on why there is no market for composted wood chips? Seems counter-intuitive.
Yes, can the woodchips not be processed into mulch?
joined late, the term "feed stock" is confusing. Are you referring to the food scraps that are added to the compost system?
Hi George, Thanks for joining us! Feedstock can refer to the material going to the compost site, in this case food scraps, but can also include leaf/yard debris.
Are you able to sell your finished compost? Is it tested?
Thanks, Doug. Very helpful presentation.
How much was the investment in kits?
The City of West Haven can't compost wood chips because it takes 4 years without a nitrogen component. The windrows take up too much real estate, as they have to be kept small in order to help prevent fires from spontaneous combustion. The mulch companies are not interested in taking our wood chip waste because they are getting plenty of free chips from the tree companies delivered to them for free. It costs too much to load and truck wood chips.
Thanks, Doug. That's too bad, but totally understandable.
Is New Milford Farms still accepting food scraps in 2020?
The machinery needed to process wood chips into mulch costs $450.00 per hour, so it is a net loser to us for the minimal value of municipal mulch. We process our annual brush intake by selling compost back to the tub grinder operator at $8.00 a yard. If we make more compost, we can sell more to fund wood chip management.
If you need expert professional help I highly recommend Domingo Medina, Phd, in New Haven. You can reach him through CT NOFA.
Thanks Jennifer! Very helpful, well organized
Super helpful presentation, thank you
Domingo will be speaking at the October virtual compost conference session.
Permitted Food Residual Composting Facilities in CT https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Waste-Management-and-Disposal/Organics-Recycling/Food-Residual-Composting-Facilities
Q for Dave - Do you expect to be collecting food scraps from all SCRRRA towns? Are you working with one hauler or a series of haulers? And how will you expect residents to give/bring food scraps? Cart? Bags? Curbside pick up? Same/different haulers?
nice project Dave!
Jorge Montezuma, Atlas Organics
Dave--are you piloting only the GORE ASP system or are you piloting other systems?
All presentations were terrific! Thankyou!
Very informative. thank you!
Ugly fruit and veggies?
Is there any sort of guide that can help people gain traction with local municipalities in creating/encouraging local compost programs?
Biodegradable plastic breaks down into the components of plastic, not organic material that can be used for soil health
Thank you everyone
Thank you, great job to all the speakers.
Great job, Coryanne!