The New York State Department of Environment Conservation has now made new policies that reduce the amount of organics going to landfills for final disposal. Therefore, the sludge and food waste generated in communities must go for further processing that promote recycling. Organic waste diversion will be mandatory in near future in New York State. Larsen was advocating for these systems long before they became a requirement.
Solid waste management strategy to adopt recycle and reuse technologies will be an essential component of the Larsen Portfolio to serve New York State communities.
As specialists in waste management, Larsen carries out all the activities and actions needed to recycle waste from the beginning to the end. Our waste management evaluation includes collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste. We work with local service providers to optimize every phase of the process and modify it to increase effectiveness and control costs.
Waste can come in all forms, solid, liquid and gas. Every form of waste has a distinct method of treatment and disposal. Waste management involves the collection of various types of waste that includes biological, industrial and household waste.
Effective waste management solutions can limit the adverse effects of waste on the environment and the health of humans.
We’ve designed state-of-the-art solid waste management systems that facilitate the recycling and reuse of waste. Our aim is to limit waste disposal of landfills by implementing environmentally-friendly solutions such as Vermicyle treatment using red worms in underground trenches..
Larsen has carried out community-scale studies to identify methods of recovering wastepaper, collecting oils, grease. And fats from food places to be used as biodiesel feedstock in vermi-composting.
Vermiculture is the use of various types of worms to facilitate the decomposition of organic food waste. And convert it into nutrient-rich fertilizer that is free of toxic chemicals leaching out. The process limits reliance of industrial chemicals in fertilizers and offers a simple an effective way to prevent food waste from filling the landfills.
The sustainable process saves energy, water and landfills while rebuilding soil and promoting plant growth. Worms have inbuilt mechanisms that allow them to convert food waste into a usable material that is rich in nutrients. By incorporating vermiculture into our waste management systems. We can limit the dependence on synthetic fertilizers that harm the environment in the long-run.
When food is dumped down a garbage chute and buried in landfills in large trash bags, its natural life cycle is disrupted. Nutrients that should have returned to the soil are kept away and nature is unable to rehabilitate itself.
Vermicompost helps the environment in multiple ways. It makes soil healthier by improving its texture, soil structure, water-holding abilities and aeration too. As a result, plants grow deeper and healthier roots that have a greater tolerance in times of drought and are also more disease resistant.
The Cortland Demonstration Project
The Cortland Project will soon be constructed upon receiving the construction permit from NYSDEC. It will show vermiculture composting in action. It’s a demonstration project that aims to show the effectiveness and performance of the vermiculture composting process. It will help us determine the cost of creating organic fertilizer using collected food waste. The fertilizer is intended to be used on Large campuses and municipal park lands.
The waste management system is expected to be ready by December 2019 and will run for 12-24 months.
For more information about the services we provide when it comes to solid waste mangement, visit our Solid Waste Management Services page.