Industrial Residuals Recycling

Product Information

  • Environmentally safe organic by-products from food and paper production

Benefits to Agriculture and Soil

  • Supplies organic matter and beneficial soil microorganisms
  • Improves soil structure and porosity
  • Decreases soil wind and water erosion and runoff
  • Enables soil to retain nutrients longer
  • Increases moisture infiltration
  • Reduces need for chemical fertilizers (groundwater protection)
  • Reduces fertilizer costs to farmers & timber owners
  • Promotes open green space

Plant Nutrient Management

  • Nitrogen is a primary nutrient that makes plants really “grow.”
  • Products are applied at  precise application rates based on crop nutrient needs as specified in the site specific Nutrient Management Plan

Environmentally Safe Fertilizer

  • State Regulations
  • Nationwide agricultural/silvicultural use
  • Research shows no evidence of health risk or environmental threat
  • High-quality soil amendment that is treated and tested

Synagro Land Application Safeguards

  • Assess the soil and crop needs
  • Report actual application event to permitting authorities
  • Community sensitive operations
  • Set and flag boundary areas from dwellings, wells and roads
  • In field monitoring by Synagro and regulatory agencies
  • Precise load and nutrient tracking system

Synagro Land Application Procedures and Safeguards

  • Site and Field Characterization
  • Farmland Application Process and Management Practices
  • Monitoring and Reporting

Site and Field Characterization

  • Map field using GPS readings
  • Boundary areas clearly marked
  • Obtain soil testing samples
  • Establish regulatory buffers via flagging
  • Develop site-specific NMP
  • Determine application rate
  • Develop application schedule and delivery details

Important Site Variables-Runoff Control and Buffers

Agronomic Calculations

  • Prior testing determines agronomic rate for the specific field given specific nature of materials
  • Composition of soil and material is tracked

Farmland Application Process

  • Materials are delivered by trucks
  • Product applied day of delivery (weather permitting)
  • The spreader and discharge is calibrated to deliver the agronomic rate on a per acre basis
  • Seeded and crop grown

Management Practices

  • Water-tight and covered transportation
  • Community friendly delivery times
  • Management of off-site tracking
  • Load tracking using Residuals Management System (RMS) to track each load delivered to a field

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Check to ensure crops are grown
  • Regulatory agencies and clients receive soil and load information as required
  • If there is a question, follow-up can be done immediately