Organic recycling refers to all activities that collect, process, and use organic waste derived materials. Many organic materials are collected around the midwest and transported to our processing site in central Indiana. It’s easily said that organic recycling can be a resource or economic development strategy as well as a waste management solution.
Most everyone is familiar with backyard compost collection, but the materials that can potentially be collected in a business or urban environment also include storm debris, food waste, biosolids, residues from food or other manufacturing processes, and construction waste like wood and drywall board just to name a few. In rural areas organic materials can be manure, field crop residues, and wood waste from logging and land clearing. A great deal of focus and attention has recently been directed at both on-farm composting and wood waste processing.
These are just a few of the elements in organic waste recycling but opportunities to recover more resources grow each day. The variety of materials and processes that can be converted into value added resources are limited only by technology, innovation, and creativity. At AgRecycle, we are experimenting with new processing and techniques all the time.