The Prince William Board of County Supervisors (Va.) has approved the development of a facility to process yard waste, food scraps and wood waste at the county’s Balls Ford Road composting facility. The county’s agreement with Freestate Farms LLC is a public-private partnership. Freestate is an agricultural services and production firm in Hume, Va. The agreement calls for Freestate to construct and operate the facility. The firm will also provide organics waste management services at that site and at the county’s landfill. Go here for more details.
When fully developed, the Freestate facility will recycle over 80,000 tons per year of organic waste into compost, soil products, and non-synthetic fertilizers; it will also generate baseload renewable energy. Acreage at the facility will yield sustainable and locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables for sale back into the community.