Building Longevity Into Biosolids Composting Operation

In 1987, Chief Operating Engineer, Richard White and his team conducted a sludge disposal feasibility study for the Town of Fairfield, Connecticut (Spencer, 1989). At the time, sludge was dumped at the Town’s garbage landfill. Fairfield was considering a variety of biosolids disposal methods, including incineration, drying, and composting. The Town decided that a composting system would be best because of the proximity to its Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) and the existing brush/yard trimmings drop-off location. This created an opportunity to recycle the yard trimmings, a low-cost amendment for a biosolids composting system.