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The future of biosolids

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by lilmarvin4064, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    I'm curious what everyone's opinion is on this.

    I think biosolids are a resource that we need to seriously consider as an exogenous source of N and P, now and in the future, if not for turf, at least for agriculture.

    I've gotten the feeling that the organic proponents really don't like this stuff. The poop is good, as long as it doesn't contain any heavy metals, PCBs, etc and it's composted properly. We do need to better this process and stop dumping toxins into the sewers.

    There are quite a few humans on this planet, so lets try to recycle and reuse these nutrients please.

    your thoughts?
  2. jeffinsgf

    jeffinsgf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    Personally, I think there are other, equally beneficial ways to dispose of sewage sludge. However, if it is going to be used as fertilizer "...at least for agriculture.." seems completely backwards to me. I'm not going to eat my lawn.
  3. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,911

    proper composting of bio waste and use in lawns is a great resource, we can even get it local in bulk tons for free, has paper work on it and all, even has a health department cert.

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