While composting isn’t a new trend, it’s a growing trend. Over the years, more and more municipalities and waste companies have addressed the issue of food and yard waste by launching convenient composting services and opening composting facilities.
Recently, the city of Phoenix announced that it’s working with a company to build, manage and operate a $16 million compost facility, which will compost approximately 55,000 tons of material annually and reduce the city’s overall waste by 11 percent.
Some companies are also developing composting technologies that meet air permitting requirements. BioMRF Technologies, for example, developed a tunnel composting system that works in synergy with AD.
Industry organizations are also joining forces to conduct useful studies on processing facilities and composting processes. The Compost Manufacturing Alliance, a private industry group representing six composting industry organizations, recently launched a field testing program for compostable food service ware feedstocks across 20 processing facilities in the United States.