Category Archives: recycling

Investigative Reporter “Discovers” Biosolids!

The Mid Atlantic Biosolids Association (MABA) recently reported on a three-part, “so-that’s-how-it’s-done!”  video presentation outlining the cycle of human waste management in New York City.  The video, produced by VICE Media LLC, is entitled, “You Don’t Know S…,” and tracks … Continue reading

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Top Soil Blending with EQ Biosolids

Recent enforcement action by PADEP against a biosolids processor and topsoil blender using Exceptional Quality (EQ) biosolids warrants review of State and Federal regulations, as well as interpretation of the regulations and permit conditions. One little known regulatory interpretation in … Continue reading

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REGULATORY ALERT

There has been a shift in how PADEP is implementing the biosolids land application program.  Due to Act 38, related to manure management, this will affect both wastewater treatment plant managers and farmers who land apply biosolids. What will these … Continue reading

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Cinderella Fuel

President Obama has set an energy goal for the United States.  In his recent State of the Union Address, he declared that, by 2035, 80% of America’s electricity is to come from clean energy sources.  As part of his “Win … Continue reading

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Innovative Land Application Project Using Hybrid Poplars

In response to an RFP to the Philadelphia Water Department, Garvey Resources assisted in the development and preparation of a proposal and test plots using Class B biosolids in establishing a tree farm on mined land in need of reclamation. … Continue reading

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Building Public Support for Biosolids Management Activities

The following is a summary of a paper presented by Diane Garvey at the NJWEA Annual Conference on May 11, 2011 at Bally’s Atlantic City: Biosolids technology has advanced to the point that there are many ways to process biosolids … Continue reading

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Farmers Say, “Hoorah for Class A!”

Recently, several wastewater treatment plants have asked Garvey Resources to find suitable farmers who could benefit by utilizing Exceptional Quality, Class A biosolids as a fertilizer.  Our outreach campaign to the farmers has resulted in a great deal of enthusiasm from them about using … Continue reading

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