The current capacity of the biosolids compost facility is 7 dry tons/ day (6 bays) but is expandable to 9 dry tons/day (8 bays). The composting process takes place indoors, providing the benefits of operating year-round without weather related problems and creating a Class A, “Exceptional Quality” compost.
The compost is much in demand because of its high quality which is closely controlled by computers in this state-of-the-art modified in-vessel compost facility. Temperatures created in the compost process are closely monitored by thermocouples that send information to a computer to verify that the compost has met and exceeded all of the Environmental Protection Agency requirements.
After a 30-day composting period and a 40-day cure time, the finished compost is screened to two sizes; less than 3/8” (fine) and less than 3/4” (mulch). The fine screen size is the most popular product sold by the city.
The City of Goldsboro sells the finished compost mainly to landscapers, golf courses, and garden centers. It is used at city facilities, parks, and golf course. The compost product, made from two municipal waste streams, is a perfect fit for the city’s goal of environmental stewardship.