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What’s in a typical compost mix
Moisture Content: 32% to 42%
pH – 7.5 to 8.5 . | C:N – 10 to 12
Screen Size: 3/8” minus
HOW WE MAKE COMPOST
Bioenergy Devco’s Waste Acquisition Specialist Mike Manna explains the composting process at the Seaford center from beginning to end.
1 Mixing Building
Incoming feedstocks are brought inside the Mixing Building, where we blend the different materials. The air in the building is filtered through a biofilter, removing odors before being released outside.
2 Active Composting
Mixed feedstocks spend about 2 months in our covered, aerated static piles. Like an air hockey table, these piles are built with aeration holes underneath that constantly push fresh air into the piles. This maintains the ideal conditions for the microbes breaking down the material, greatly reducing the time it takes to make compost while also helping to control odors.
3 Stabilization / Curing
The compost could be used at this point, but we cure it to let it further age and cool down before selling it. This makes a higher quality product that can be used directly in gardens and in fields without risking damage to the plants.