George Savage, Executive Vice President, CalRecovery, Inc.
The new frontier of solid waste management is the handling of organic materials. Communities are seeking greater diversion of these materials from land disposal for a variety of reasons. Whether it's to reach zero waste objectives, increase landfill life, or produce revenue from compost or energy production, many managers are seeking technically feasible and financially sustainable methods of dealing with organic wastes. If this is a concern of yours, then this webinar can help you to understand the key factors that govern the design and performance of systems for the production of biogas and compost from organics.
In this presentation, a variety of feedstocks will be considered for recovery of organic materials. In particular, it will look at the residue stream generated by materials recovery facilities (MRFs) that process mixed municipal solid waste for recovery of recyclable materials such as paper grades and glass, metal, and plastic containers. Other feedstock will be discussed as well, including source-separated organic waste collected from commercial businesses, food waste and green waste.
However, the type of feedstock used is only one part of the equation. Its properties, such as moisture and inert contents, determine its applicability to the operation and performance of particular processing systems. The webinar will explore how these properties affect product yield and quality, as well as the criteria necessary to meet the standards for market compost, biogas and associated energy products.
The webinar will conclude with an examination of important design and performance criteria. These should be considered and included when specifying and procuring processing equipment or technologies for organics recovery and beneficial use. The world of organics management now offers many improved processing and recovery systems, but it is learning about the numerous options and what works best in your situation that makes the difference. This exciting webinar will offer participants a close look at the many possibilities available in the industry today.