Tag Archives: Digested Food Waste

Is The Journey Worth the Ride?


I often wonder if the anaerobic digesters located at wastewater treatment facilities really use the food waste once it arrives.  The Eco-Safe Digester does a great job of digesting a complex mix of food waste on-site for supermarkets, hotels, etc, dumping the liquid grey water into the municipal sewer pipes eventually ending up at a waste water treatment facility.  But is the facility happy to have the grey water?

The answer is yes.  Sending digested food waste to anaerobic digesters located at a wastewater treatment facilities delivers multiple benefits:

–      Increased energy production reduces energy purchases

–      Increased efficiency creates a more effective treatment of the waste and sludge

–      Increased revenue from increased fertilizer production

–      Reduced organic materials directed to landfills delivers a whole list of environmental benefits which includes but are not limited to lowering emissions from less truck traffic, reducing groundwater and soil contamination at the landfills and reducing harmful greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change.

It sounds like the journey IS worth the ride.

A Home for Compost


What happens when a compost company posts this problem…I have about 3,000 cubic yards of municipal cured compost and 4,000 curing. I need to store it until a buyer is found to make room for what we are producing.

It seems that Dicksons Environmental Services is experiencing a problem and writing about it.  Could it be that other composting facilities are having the same problem?  Is this potentially the “new” problem the US will have to deal with if all commercial food waste generators choose to compost their food waste?  What do we do with all this compost until a buyer is found?  Maybe the US should limit how much compost is generated per month and then heavily promote digesting food waste to be sent down the drain to be converted into water?  Don’t think we will ever run out of uses for water.