View Full Version : Compost facility

04-14-2007, 06:43 AM
I am researching what would be involved in starting a compost facility. Can anyone advise on what is involved or point to a website, etc?

Mike Fronczak
04-14-2007, 04:56 PM
In NY a DEC permit is required I believe.

04-14-2007, 07:31 PM
here is the link to the compost facility by me http://www.amherst.ny.us/govt/engineering/environmental.asp?menu_id=environmental0

04-14-2007, 07:32 PM
This facility cost almost 2 million dollars to build back in 1990. I would hate to think what it would cost now.

mowin at the lake
05-16-2007, 12:04 AM
check with your local DNR
in missouri, the rules are different depending on the size of the compost area.
If you are using 3 acres or more you need to have a septic system for all runoff of water. The guideline for 1 acre or less is very minimal.
You can usually get a grant (free money) however the state will want their name on the deed of land for a few years to make sure your not doing some thing stupid with the money.


05-24-2007, 09:19 AM
I have thought of that myself. It can be successful if you have the machine to till/aerate the pile when needed and enough water. To have a commercially viable product you must ensure that it 'cooked' well enough to kill weed seeds and disease organisms. When the pile cools, stir and add water if not done.