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Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. At the simplest level, the process of composting simply requires making a heap of wetted organic matter known as green waste (leaves, food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of weeks or months.

Energy Storage Integration

Energy Storage Integration

THE INLAND EMPIRE UTILITIES AGENCY (IEUA/Agency) is a regional wastewater treatment agency and wholesale distributor of imported water. The Agency is responsible for serving approximately 875,000 people over 242 square miles in western San Bernardino County, which is located about 30 miles east of Los Angeles in southern California.

Improving the Soil

Improving the Soil

In revegetation, everything begins with the soil—usually poor soil.

Soils may become degraded during the construction of buildings, roadside projects, or mining or landfill operations, or because of overgrazing or deforestation. They lose their topsoil, usually the top 2- to 8-inch layer of the soil, where the most important nutrients lie.

No Fly Zone?

No Fly Zone?

At this year’s SWANApalooza, I sat in on a session in which Jay Hatho, the CIO and senior vice president at SCS Engineers, explained that the widespread use of drones in the waste industry is still years away.

Waste management is, however, embracing the benefits of big data, and one

The Evolution of the Transfer Station

The Evolution of the Transfer Station

Transfer stations initially became the answer to the problem of moving urban trash to rural landfill locations, efficiently and cost effectively. But changing attitudes of the public and government regulations are causing transfer stations to become so much more. During the Great Recession, municipal solid waste (MSW) generation rates actually

Plans Underway to Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, May 7–13

Plans Underway to Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, May 7–13

Reston, VA…..Environmental and recycling businesses, organizations and community groups around the U.S. are making plans to celebrate the 14th Annual International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) coming up the week of May 7-13.  Events planned include workshops, trainings, compost giveaways and other fun and educational activities all with the purpose of

Plans Underway to Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, May 7-13

Plans Underway to Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, May 7-13

April 11, 2017, Reston, VA…..Environmental and recycling businesses, organizations and community groups around the U.S. are making plans to celebrate the 14th Annual International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) coming up the week of May 7-13. Events planned include workshops, trainings, compost giveaways and other fun and educational activities all with

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

With traditional sediment control devices like straw wattles and silt fence, a drop-and-go installation style could be disastrous. Proper trenching, staking, and preparation of the BMP-soil interface means the difference between success and failure, which has led many manufacturers of sediment control products to design the next generation of more

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

With traditional sediment control devices like straw wattles and silt fence, a drop-and-go installation style could be disastrous. Proper trenching, staking, and preparation of the BMP-soil interface means the difference between success and failure, which has led many manufacturers of sediment control products to design the next generation of more

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