SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District – $48,333.32 Community Development Grant to cover two-thirds of the total cost of $72,500.00 to procure equipment for the construction of a Recyclable Material Transfer Operation.
The project will provide the District with the ability to more efficiently operate Community Drop-Off Recycling Program routes by decreasing travel distances from the individual recycling locations to material recovery and recycling facilities.
Robert Reiter announced an innovative project that is a collaborative effort between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Recycling & Litter Prevention, The SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District, The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction, and Noble Correctional Institution located at 15708 McConnelsville Road Caldwell, Ohio.
The SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District has received $205,465.00 in state funding to initiate a project for an In-Vessel Food Waste Composting that is the first of its type utilizing an SPC-75S Close-Coupled Food Waste Pulping & Water Extraction unit from Somat Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania to feed in-vessel composting units manufactured by Susteco AB in Gothenburg, Sweden. The In-Vessel Composting phase of the project consists of two “Big Hanna” T240 Units that will be placed in a side-by-side configuration in one of the facility’s buildings.
The project is expected to eliminate the shipment of food waste to landfills by approximately 676 tons per year while reducing the facility’s carbon footprint by as much as 1,676 tons annually.
The most positive aspect of this operation is that provide operations training for inmates, and produce no adverse environmental air or surface water impact. The units will produce a nitrogen-rich compost which will offset the facility’s annual demand for fertilizer in its horticultural, landscaping, gardening, and lawn maintenance programs.
The facility’s water usage with the closing of two garbage disposals and processing all food waste through the Somat Company Close-Coupled Pulper/Extractor will be reduced from sixty gallons per minute to two gallons per minute because of the machine’s ability to recycle sixty percent of the water it uses.”

These two machines will be the first to be installed to USA and we will report soon about the installation!
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