so you want to start composting???

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by treegal1, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    so you want to start composting??

    how much do you want to compost, or how much compost do you need??? well the answer to that question when i ask was 7500 yards or 4000 tons. we thats just fine and great lets do it was the reply that I gave !!!!

    step 1 the site, nice area with a close to the source local, zoned for the purpose intended.

    step 2 permits and legal issues, and we are done with that( it is also not the topic I want to show, get a lawyer to help you with that trust me!!!)

    step 3 source the materials, and equipment to meet your needs. this is a key factor in your success

    step 4 have a plan, and the science to pull it off, if your unsure about what your doing hire some one to help you do it the correct way. this alone will save you tens of thousands of dollars in the long run......

    ok so now to the fun part, step 5 putting it all together, this is the most fun of all, so here we go.................you want to make some compost, well lets get started

    first pic is the site, here also the plant..... in plan form....

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  2. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    now some pics to make ya drool.......

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  3. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    now we start to work it.....

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  4. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    we have only just begun to to put this together, so more pics as we progress, and don't hesitate to ask. i know its coming........

    and the back ground track for this post

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scr7Y1ZPAfM
     
  5. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wow, and WOW, and WWOOWW!

    And all I really want to do is not waste what I have and maybe brew a little CT.
     
  6. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    this is a commercial operation to serve several smaller applicators/ consumers and also a few more large use customers like a city or new GC. it is going to be fun!!!

    it is totally scalable in size and design(if you know what your doing and don't F it up) there is a larger one in the works for next year, 28000yds, on concrete. but that is next year. in the mean time i am going to do a smaller scale just to show that one off to the smaller guys that want to,
    and be able to do just that. compost is king!!!!!

    I will ask the proprietor to start posting soon, but he is a man of few words.....
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nice op TG! Where are you getting your source material from? Looks like some stable bedding, green waste ....?

    Those trees you planted are all white with no branches .... did you whitewash them. :laugh: ;)
     
  8. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    we are getting sourced materials from all over, about 80 % aged:laugh: green waste. the rest is all sorts of manure and some bio-solids, so far only 20 tons dry, to add to the mix, it all gets a special ACT added at the final blend cycle and we have been sourcing many other smaller amendments. some native lime stone in small doses. but its an up hill battle with transport and tests are the final word. it has to be up to spec before it goes...

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  9. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    Wow nice mess clean it up some :)
     
  10. TF PLUS

    TF PLUS LawnSite Member
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    Good sound, I like it.

    That dude means business, "DON'T MESS WITH MY ROWS"

    Where's the guard dog?
     

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