Food Composting

Posted on Saturday, July 29th, 2017 by

Nearly half of the solid waste produced globally is organic or biodegradable. Much of it ends up in landfills; there, it decomposes in the absence of oxygen and produces the greenhouse gas methane, which is up to 34 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a century. While many landfills have some form of methane […]

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The Benefits of Industrial Composting

Posted on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 by

Though primarily identified as a distributor of heavy construction equipment, McClung-Logan dedicates a good portion of our inventory to Environmental Machinery for the process of industrial composting — the treatment of large volumes of organic waste and transforming it into compost. There are four types of Environmental Machinery: Shredding, Screening, Separation, Composting, and Recycling. Komptech manufactures most of these machines and […]

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Compost Tea: Why It’s Great for Your Plants And How To Make It

Posted on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 by

Every organic gardener knows their next crop is only as good as the ground it grows in. Keeping the soil healthy is of utmost importance for setting up a biologically sound system that can produce top quality produce for you to enjoy. For this reason, avid gardeners treat their compost piles like gold, well aware that a […]

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Compost Use in Agriculture

Posted on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 by

Use of composted manures and plant materials in farming has a history almost as long as farming itself. California farmers enjoy access to high-quality compost and mulch products from a variety of feedstocks virtually everywhere in the state. California compost facilities permitted in accordance with state law and CalRecycle regulations, and inspected by our network of local enforcement […]

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Compost and Mulch

Posted on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 by

What is Compost? Compost is the end product resulting from the controlled biological decomposition of organic material from a feedstock into a stable, humus-like product that has many environmental benefits. Composting is a natural process that is managed to optimize the conditions for decomposing microbes to thrive. This generally involves providing air and moisture, and […]

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How Does Oakland Turn Food Scraps to Soil?

Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 by

Oakland began collecting compost from all residential units in July 2015, but where does all of this new green waste go? Follow the lifecycle of your food scraps as they make their way through the composting process.

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Composting Video-in Spanish!

Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by

This video describes how to make compost in a house with garden. Describes the system types, recommended materials, tools, keys for a good compost etc, while the author performs the activities. I hope it helps someone! Este video describe como hacer compost en una casa habitación con jardín. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFaLNQbR_VY Describe los tipos de sistema, materiales […]

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This HORSE converts food waste into fertilizer and energy

Posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 by

In this case, the HORSE is a ‘living’ machine, not an animal, and has the potential to reinvent the food cycle. We have a huge food waste problem, not only in the US, but all over the globe, and while the issue really needs to be addressed on the upstream side, we also need viable […]

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In Focus: The City To Soil Composting Process

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 by

“With compost, we are not trying to solve a problem; we are trying to develop an opportunity.” (Gerry Gillespie, Organics Recovery Specialist) http://www.organicstream.org/2014/03/31/in-focus-the-city-to-soil-composting-process/

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