Ohio Mulch Class II Facility Update by W09xxzb

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									           Ohio Mulch Class II
               Facility Update
Presentation to Ohio Food Scrap Recovery Network
                                  March 20, 2012



          US 42 North, Delaware, Ohio
Ohio Mulch Class II Facility Update
   Began taking food waste on September 6, 2011
   Working with Viridiun – a Georgia based company that specializes in food
    waste hauling for local Wal-Mart stores
   We are also working with Eartha Limited-Columbus, Ohio based company
       We have setup a food waste transfer station at our HQ to accommodate there need and
        efficiency
       Others to be developed throughout Ohio at our Retail Stores
   Also working with Re-Use-It, a division of Brickman Facility Group
   Receiving approximately 3-4 loads a week
   Initial loads of food waste have been riddled with contamination
   Working with haulers to educate their customers on what is acceptable and
    what is not
Ohio Mulch Class II Facility Update
   We originally thought that as
    soon as the load was
    dropped, we could mix the
    food waste with ground yard
    waste immediately
   We then planned to let it
    compost for a short time, run
    it through the grinder, and
    put it in a wind row
Ohio Mulch Class II Facility Update
                         After receiving the first load,
                          we immediately had to
                          change plans to accommodate
                          the large amount of debris in
                          the loads of food waste
Ohio Mulch Class II Facility Update
   The first several loads were
    riddled with cardboard,
    plastic containers,
    Styrofoam, and general
    household trash
   We have also found plastic
    gloves, prescription bottles,
    lawn ornaments, and
    shopping baskets
Ohio Mulch Class II Facility Update
                         It became necessary to
                          construct a staging area to
                          pick trash
                         We laid a bed and “walls” of
                          ground yard waste, the hauler
                          then backs up to the concrete
                          block and dumps the load of
                          food waste on the bed of
                          ground yard waste
                         Our employees pick the trash
                          out of the load and put it in
                          the dumpster
Ohio Mulch Class II Facility Update
•Once the debris is picked from
the staging area, the loader
operator immediately mixes
ground yard waste with the
food waste to prevent any
odors
Ohio Mulch Class II Facility Update
                         The operator takes the food
                          waste/yard waste mix and
                          runs it through the
                          Morbark grinder
Ohio Mulch Class II Facility Update
   Once through the Morbark,
    the resulting product will sit
    in a wind row for
    approximately 90 days to
    compost
   After 90 days, the wind row
    will be turned for an
    additional 90 days
   After approximately, 180
    days, we should have a
    finished high quality soil
    product
Ohio Mulch Class II Facility Update
                         The resulting product will
                          be tested by CLC Labs
                          before it is taken off site or
                          distributed
                         The food waste is only
                          uncovered for the time in
                          which it takes the
                          employees to pick trash,
                          thus eliminating any major
                          odor issues
Ohio Mulch Class II Facility Update
   Ohio Mulch understands that we are in the infancy stage of a new
    venture and, as such, we will have some growing pains and will
    need to be accommodate our plans as matters progress
   Our major issue right now is the contamination of the food waste
    We have had several on site meetings with our haulers to make
    sure that they are aware of the contamination issues, we hope to
    see improvement over the next several weeks
   We are working on some educational materials for both haulers
    and their customers to make sure that everyone is on the same
    page
Ohio Mulch Class II Facility Update



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