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Brent hansen environmental commercial composting
Brent Hansen EnvironmentalCommercial Composting

www.wastenot.mb.ca


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.


Residential waste composition
Residential Waste Composition

Source: WRAPP 1996


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 Organics

  • Established in 2001

  • Operational ….February 2002

  • Partnership between:

    • B H E

    • Airfield Farms Ltd.


Regulatory protocol
Regulatory Protocol Organics

  • 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 Perspective OrganicsDue 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 Organics

  • Preparing a pad

  • Stacking rows

  • Turning / windrowing

  • Temperature monitoring

  • Adding moisture

    • Source

    • Pumping / transporting / introduction


Re-stacking Rows Organics

Windrow Turning


Loading leachate for moisture addition Organics

Introducing moisture to rows


Ccme class a guidelines
CCME Class A Guidelines Organics

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 Organics

  • Extend life of landfill

  • Reduce methane gas

  • Managed leachate

  • Production of enviro-friendly .organic soil amendment

  • Meet Kyoto targets & credits


Social benefits
Social Benefits Organics

  • 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 Organics

  • 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 Organics 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 Organics

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

www.wastenot.mb.ca


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