Refuse-Sludge Compositing in Windrows and Bins

by J.S. Wiley,
J.T. Spillane,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 5, Pg. 33-52

Document Type: Journal Paper


Composting was investigated at Chandler, Ariz, in 2 runs involving 4 windrows and 25 aeration bins of ground refuse and refuse-sludge mixtures; composting materials were turned average of 5.1 times by regrinding and were composted for 34 days; good decomposition was attained in both windrows and aeration bins but windrows appear to be more practical for plant installation. Methods used at Chandler, Ariz for successful composting of ground refuse from primarily residential and light commercial sections and refuse-sludge mixtures; ground materials were turned by regrinding through plant, number of regrinds/unit varying from 3 to 8; time of composting or composting plus curing, varied from 29 to 43 days; windrow method appears to be practical for plant-scale use. (see also Compost Science v 2 n 4 Winter 1962 p 18-25)

Subject Headings: Composting | Aeration | Mixtures | Decomposition | Domestic wastes | Curing | Winter

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