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Brent Hansen Environmental Commercial Composting. www.wastenot.mb.ca. Brent Hansen Environmental. Industry leader Practices Sustainable Development Treats waste as a resource to be harvested Waste management initiatives must also be . socially / economically viable

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brent hansen environmental
Brent Hansen Environmental
  • Industry leader
  • Practices Sustainable Development
  • Treats waste as a resource to be harvested
  • Waste management initiatives must also be .socially / economically viable
  • Community education & awareness is key
commercial composting as sustainable development
Commercial Composting as Sustainable Development:
  • Integrated enviro & economic decisions
  • Stewardship and Conservation
  • Waste minimization – all the R’s
    • Reduce - Reuse– Recycle - Recover- Rethink
  • Balancing the environmental, social,

and economic impacts of our decisions.

setting up the commercial composting operation of airfield organics
Setting Up The Commercial Composting Operation of Airfield Organics
  • Sustainable Development Factors
  • Regulatory Perspective
  • Operational Perspective
  • Economic Perspective & Sustainability
  • Environmental & Social Benefits
airfield organics

Airfield Organics

  • Established in 2001
  • Operational ….February 2002
  • Partnership between:
    • B H E
    • Airfield Farms Ltd.
regulatory protocol
Regulatory Protocol
  • Identify an appropriate site
    • Manitoba Conservation guidelines
  • Suitable source “raw” organic waste
    • Sufficient volumes are needed to be viable
  • Regional planning permission hoops
  • Manitoba Conservation requirements
    • Manure management plan
    • Annual operational reports
  • Liability & Impairment Insurance
operational perspective due diligence site standards
Operational PerspectiveDue Diligence Site Standards
  • Leachate containment
  • Monitor “raw” feedstock as added
  • Ground water monitoring – quarterly
  • Surface water monitoring - 3 times a year
  • Analyze compost curing status – quarterly
operational activities
Operational Activities
  • Preparing a pad
  • Stacking rows
  • Turning / windrowing
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Adding moisture
    • Source
    • Pumping / transporting / introduction
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Re-stacking Rows

Windrow Turning

slide14

Loading leachate for moisture addition

Introducing moisture to rows

ccme class a guidelines
CCME Class A Guidelines

Assessment of Curing Status:

  • C/N ratio less than 25
  • Must be cured for 6-month period/no longer reheats
  • Does not contain any visible contaminants
  • Must not contain any sharp matter
  • Minerals/rocks/soil/wood/sand acceptable

To Kill Pathogens using Windrow Method:

  • Waste must attain temperature of 55 C+ for at least 15 .consecutive days and turned 5X during this period.
environmental benefits of commercial composting
Environmental Benefits of Commercial Composting
  • Extend life of landfill
  • Reduce methane gas
  • Managed leachate
  • Production of enviro-friendly .organic soil amendment
  • Meet Kyoto targets & credits
social benefits
Social Benefits
  • Quality of life
  • Seven Generational Philosophy
  • Linked with other factors like job creation
  • Community pride
  • Increased awareness and participation of .all .the R’s
economic perspective

Economic Perspective

  • Access funding support
  • Ensure financial sustainability
  • Appropriate scale for community
  • Quantify labor, fuel, equipment costs
  • Charge realistic ‘Fee for Service’
  • End sales of product a small part
  • Allow time to develop quality product
bhe provides communities with a one stop shop to set up and maintain a commercial compost site
BHE provides Communities with a One-Stop Shop to set up and maintain a commercial compost site:
  • Knowledge of rural Manitoba needs
  • Professional engineering services
  • Secure licensing and government approvals
  • Satisfy due diligence concerns
  • Product quality and marketing strategies
  • Community education workshops / materials
brent hansen environmental1
Brent Hansen Environmental

402 - 10th Street Brandon, MB R7A 4G2Ph: 726-3335 Fx: 727-7538

www.wastenot.mb.ca

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