What are Composting Facilities?

July 25, 2016

Composting Facilities are locations where organic municipal solid waste is collected and stored in a controlled setting. The stored materials can be used as compost fertilizer for plants. These will often be a centralized location within municipal programs and include the collection of leaf and yard waste.

At the same time, Composting Facilities include aerobic processing, where the collected material is broken down to and then decompose in windrow piles or in digesters. These mounds decompose the organics and can be later be used as a nutrient source for plants.

Other Sources

Compost Council of Canada. “25 Questions and Answers about Composing.” Compost Council of Canada. http://www.compost.org/English/qna.html#section7. Accessed July 29, 2016.

United States Environmental Protection Agency. “Types of Composting and Understanding the Process.” EPA. https://www.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food/types-composting-and-understanding-process. Accessed July 29, 2016.