Environmental impact of yard waste composting

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Abstract

Yard waste composting facilities are proliferating across the USA, largely due to rapidly escalating costs of traditional disposal options. However, in the absence of data confirming the environmental benefits of composting, government regulators have proposed a wide range of constraints, and therefore this paper aims to provide some of the missing information to enable such facilities to achieve environmentally sound and economically efficient operations. The study entailed a monitoring programme at the Croton Point (NY) plant, which evaluated the impact of municipal leaf composting on soil, water, and compost quality. -after Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
JournalBioCycle
Volume31
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Soil Science

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Richard, Thomas Lehman ; Chadsey, M. / Environmental impact of yard waste composting. In: BioCycle. 1990 ; Vol. 31, No. 4. pp. 42-46.
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