Back River Facility

The Back River Facility became home to the world’s largest indirect dryer and paved the way for drying technology to become widely adopted. The design allows for the facility to receive and process liquid and semi-liquid biosolids. It manages biosolids by transforming anaerobically digested material into a usable fertilizer product. Additionally, a state-of-the-art, five-stage air quality control process removes particulate matter and eliminates volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odor components from the dryer.

Facility Information

FACILITY
Arizona Soils Composting Facility

TECHNOLOGY
Composting

LOCATION
8201 Eastern Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21224

COUNTY
Baltimore

BY THE NUMBERS
1995 launch
20,000 dry tons of biosolids managed annually
110 dry tons of daily biosolids recycling capacity