Compost

compost
compost

Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority recycles 100% of our generated biosolids back to the environment in the form of compost. Organic material in wastewater that is removed from primary and secondary treatment processes is called “biosolids.” This nutrient-rich organic matter is digested on RWSA’s site and then is converted into compost at the McGill Environmental Systems facility in Waverly, Virginia. McGill brings it up to state and federal safety standards so that the compost can then be of beneficial use for things like promoting vegetative plant life to complete its life cycle. We compost about 12,500 tons of biosolids annually.

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority has a food waste composting program at McIntire Recycling Center that began in 2016.  In 2016, the Center collected 18.5 tons of compostable food waste from residents.

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