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Biosolids Beneficial Use: A Public-Private Partnership

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Sky-rocketing landfill costs provided impetus toward development of biosolids management alternatives through beneficial use programs. Expansion of a utility-operated pilot composting program successfully demonstrated existence of a viable local market while diverting biosolids from the landfill toward beneficial use. Creative contracting for biosolids management services established beneficial use disposal options, provided long term stability for the utility, and drove down operational and capitol budget overhead. Beneficial use of biosolids complements SAWS progressive recycling and water conservation programs. Outsourcing these programs allowed the utility to focus on core functions.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2003-01-01

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