Synagro Opens Composting Unit in Florida

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

February 19, 2014

1 Min Read
Synagro Opens Composting Unit in Florida

Synagro Technologies Inc. has opened a composting facility in southwest Florida.

The Baltimore-based Synagro said in a news release that it completed construction of a $4.3 million organics recycling center in Punta Gorda in Florida’s Charlotte County. The facility will convert biosolids and green waste into Class AA compost.

“This new recycling facility helps to meet the region’s growing demand for a sustainable solution to the challenges of managing organic residuals,” said Eric Zimmer, Synagro president and CEO.

The facility has a 20-year lease agreement with the Charlotte County Public Works. It is located at a landfill in the county and will help divert waste from the landfill.

The center will use aerobic composting to recycle organics.

The Class AA soil amendment will used locally. It includes 100-percent recycling of the organic material. Synargro markets the compost under the name AllGro.

Synagro currently operates three similar composting facilities.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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