US-based Synagro Technologies is planning to commence the construction of a new advanced bio-recycling center in Charlotte County, southwest Florida.
The proposed facility, which is valued at around $4.3m, is expected to recycle biosolids and yard wastes into a Class AA compost product. It will have an installed capacity to process around 100,000 tons of biosolids and green waste annually.
In addition, the facility will also provide regional municipal and industrial wastewater facilities, along with homeowners, landscapers and local utilities, a superior solution in meeting the challenges of recycling their organic wastes.
The bio-recycling center is expected to become operational in the first quarter of 2014.
Commenting on the development, Synagro president and CEO Eric Zimmer said that the company’s recycling facility fills a significant need in the area with a cost effective solution to create a sustainable program for management of these materials.
"Converting these materials to capture the substantial agricultural nutrient value instead of taking up space in landfills just makes good sense.
"We’re proud of the achievements that our technical team working with our local partners has made to make this center a reality; together we are creating an environmentally and economically sustainable solution to the ongoing challenges of managing organic wastes," added Zimmer.
Synagro noted that the new facility will meet or exceed all the FLDEP and USEPA regulations while producing Class AA compost product.