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    In-Vessel Composting

    Diversion Potential:
    12K Tons

    Economic Value Per Ton:

    GHGs Reduced:
    34K Tons

    Jobs Created:
    0 Jobs


    Composting at small-scale at institutions or businesses with heat and mechanical power to compost relatively quickly (less than one month versus more than two months for windrow composting)


    • Equipment is relatively expensive.
    • Use requires managing a small composting operation in addition to primary business operations.
    • Since these units are most effective at sites with both a large supply of food scraps and large demand for compost, this technology is likely to continue to occupy a niche market.

    Stakeholder Actions

    • Case studies can be developed for application at the strongest target customers, universities, sports facilities, farm-to-table restaurants, and small grocery stores.
    • Entrepreneurs can continue to innovate to bring down the cost of equipment and automate operation.

    Examples & Resources

    • For Solutions LLC installed an in-vessel composting machine at a large university and saved the university $25,000 in trash-hauling fees while producing compost to use for local landscaping.

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    $33 /ton
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    595 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
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    0 B gal/yr
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