Shelter Modifications and Grinding Yard Waste

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Clemson Composting has been able to take significant steps forward this summer. Last week we began grinding all the excess yard waste and trees from the Clemson campus and modifying our shelters. The shelters will help protect the BW in-vessel system and our inputs. The newly ground yard waste will be recycled as compost via in-vessel and windrow composting methods. We’d like to give a special thanks to Tim for operating our lift during construction.

We have also purchased equipment to begin a pilot scale aerated system. This will allow us to produce compost by pumping air through windrows and eliminating the need to turn them with our front end loader. We hope that this will increase efficiency in our process by significantly reducing the amount of labor time needed for composting. We will have updates on the aerated system soon!

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