A critical component in developing a facility is understanding how many tons per year (TPY) will need to be processed. This number is found from conducting waste audits and waste composition studies. With that number in hand, the following variables will be helpful in determining a site’s capacity:
- Parcel size and percentage of usable area
- Composting process technology used – static pile, windrows, ASP, in-vessel, etc
- Stability and maturity requirements of finished product
- Space requirements to cure and store finished compost
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