Piles of organic waste that allow the solids from primary treatment to dry out, heat up and decompose by aerobic means.

Treatment Level:  Secondary
Relative Cost:
  low
Amount of Maintenance Interaction:  medium – high
Beneficial Byproduct:  some – lots (compost)

Advantages

Disadvantages

Operation & Maintenance

Additional Notes:

  • Can be done in long rows or smaller piles, depending on amount of waste to be composted.
  • Try to minimize opportunities for rainwater runoff from compost piles.
  • Consider using in combination with vermiculture (worm composting).

Compost Layers (www.greendairy.com)

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