Design waste diversion and reduction strategies to achieve effective compost facility operation within the emerging zero-waste circular economy.
The effective management of organic waste and compost is a cornerstone piece of building resilient communities that are more environmentally sustainable and adapted to climate change. As such, communities, municipalities, and private industry businesses are turning to effective organic waste and composting management to develop these green, effective communities.
The changing climate is presenting new challenges related to the management of organic waste. Rather than sending this waste to landfills, policy makers in local government, businesses, and other community stakeholders must divert organic waste from these landfills in an effort to transform the waste into beneficial end-products that communities can use.
The regulations and tasks that organic waste management facilities face necessitate specific considerations in order to design and operate to a high degree of performance while managing environmental concerns. RWDI’s contributions to such projects include:
- Odor sampling to provide odor unit values that inform the effective dispersion model design
- Ongoing expert support with monitoring, reporting, and regulatory compliance
- Material testing to determine composting suitability or find appropriate disposal requirements
- Conduction of site assessments and provision of regulatory compliance guidance for authorities
- Reduction of capital costs in selection of innovative and economic-generating technologies
- Build and use resiliency models that incorporate organic waste use into municipal planning
- Site selection evaluations to help achieve environmental, operational, and community objectives Best Available Technology (BAT) Economically Achievable analysis, including climate change resiliency and LEED integration assessments, for facility planning and design
RWDI’s extensive expertise — through our waste management group — and continuous support allows for the design, construction, and operation of high-performing organic waste management facilities. These compost and waste management facilities can see long-term success in operations and environmental compliance through waste-to-resource revenue streams and reducing costs through efficient and innovative technologies.