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Title: Large Scale Compost Operations in the Richmond Area


1
Large Scale Compost Operations in the Richmond
Area
  • Emily Gianfortoni
  • Hanover Master Gardener Land Care Steward

2
Three Examples of Environmentally Friendly
Operations in Greater Richmond
  • Ukrops Grocery Stores in partnership with
    Spring-Earth Company
  • Brookview Farm Organic Beef Farm
  • Hanover County Department of Solid Waste
    Management

3
Ukrops Grocery Stores and Spring-Earth Compost
  • Ukrops trucks produce that is not saleable to
    composting site
  • Spring-Earth Company composts it in windrows
  • Finished compost is sold in Ukrops stores and by
    Spring-Earth Company
  • A portion of the profit is donated to the
    Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

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5
Brookview Farm Organic Beef and Eggs
  • Obtains collected leaves from Henrico County
  • Composts leaves to spread on pastures
  • No commercial fertilizers used

6
Brookview Composting Operation
  • Leaves composted in windrows in fields
  • Formerly left to compost without turning piles
  • Now windrows turned to facilitate composting
    process

7
Hanover County Department of Solid Waste
Management
  • Hanover County landfill closed in 2004
  • County looks for ways to reduce yard and organic
    waste

8
Landfill Closed
9

Solid Waste Received by Hanover Co., by weight
10
State Yardwaste Bans and Regulations
11
To Reduce Amount of Yard Waste Hanover County
  • Grinds yard waste into mulch free to residents
  • Invested in commercial worm bin for farm and
    Hanover Cannery vegetable waste
  • In partnership with Hanover LCS to educate public

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