Enforcement and Compliance History Online 


National (3/9/18) - Biosolids data collected throughout 2017 will be publicly available through the USEPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website around the end of March. You can review your data there to ensure its accuracy and contact Courtney Tuxbury at tuxbury.courtney@epa.gov to seek corrections. 

Source: https://echo.epa.gov/

Glen Resident Challenge Biosolids Representatives


Glen, NY (1/22/18) - Lystek International gave a presentation on their company and answered questions about the company’s proposal to build a biosolids plant in the Glen Canal View Business Park during a planning board meeting held recently. Lystek also submitted a full application for their proposed biosolids plant. More on that story can be found at “Lystek Submits Full Application to Glen Planning Board for Facility”.
Lystek Truck Traffic Would Be a Danger
Sewage Sludge Processing Plant a Bad Deal for Glen
Lystek schedules public information meeting on biosolids plant
Area Residents Voice More Concerns About Lystek at Glen Meeting
Activist Group Reforms to Fight Biosolids Activity

Source: http://www.leaderherald.com/news/local-new...

Town of Lewiston Plans Underway for 2018: Board Reorganizes, Holds Hearings, Work Session


Lewiston, NY (1/13/18) - The town of Lewiston held two public hearings, one of which they voted to “continue an ongoing moratorium covering the disposal of sludge, sewage, and septage (biosolids) on town lands. The moratorium went on to be extended an additional nine months as the town monitors ongoing litigation in the Town of Wheatfield and its local law covering use of biosolids, which Lewiston has been considering.”

Source: https://www.wnypapers.com/news/article/fea...

Town of Lewiston Plans Underway for 2018: Board Reorganizes, Holds Hearings, Work Session


Lewiston, NY (1/13/18) - The town of Lewiston held two public hearings, one of which they voted to “continue an ongoing moratorium covering the disposal of sludge, sewage, and septage (biosolids) on town lands. The moratorium went on to be extended an additional nine months as the town monitors ongoing litigation in the Town of Wheatfield and its local law covering use of biosolids, which Lewiston has been considering.”

Source: https://www.wnypapers.com/news/article/fea...

Area Residents Speak Out Against Proposed Lystek Facility in Glen


Glen, NY (12/21/17) - Residents recently spoke out against a Lystek facility proposed to go into the Glen Canal View Business Park. Lystek officials will speak at a Jan 18th meeting where the company will submit a formal application for the plant. Residents brought to question the possible job growth from the facility and the environmental impact the facility will have on the community.
Glen Waiting on More Feedback Before Acting on Lystek

Greenwich 'Odor' Linked to Fertilizer, Cold Weather


Greenwich, NY (1/2/18) - Odors in Greenwich were traced back to biosolid fertilizer piles sitting on farmland. Cold weather prevented the farmer from spreading the biosolids and also prevented the odors from rising and spreading so they could disperse and not maintain such a strong odor. Another article with a short video can be found “'Ooh that smell' traced to steaming fertilizer too cold to spread"

WOYM: Readers React to Recent Columns on Sludge, Bumpy Roads, Old TVs and Black Walnuts


Roanoke, VA (12/31/17) - Western Virginia Water Authority and Virginia Tech have collaborated on research into the use of biosolids as a building material for flower pots. “According to a Virginia Tech master’s degree thesis in environmental engineering, published in February by candidate Peyton Stone, a variety of mixes of biosolids, polymer, natural glue, fiber and starch were tried in order to find the optimum blend for containers.”

NSERC Grant Fosters Collaborative Partnership with Dr. Gordon Price of Dalhousie University

NSERC Grant Fosters Collaborative Partnership with Dr. Gordon Price of Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University, Canada (12/7/17) - “Through the award of a NSERC Engage Grant, [Lystek] will collaborate with Dr. Gordon Price, an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University and a leader in academic research in new technologies for waste bio-conversion and stabilization.” The NSERC Engage Grant is designed to give companies an opportunity to collaborate with Universities to develop new research projects.

Source: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/201...

Glen Board Approves Zoning Changes; Lystek Focus of Public Hearing

Glen, NY(12/11/17) - The town of Glen is considering approving a proposed project to allow Lystek to build in their industrial park. At a recent town hearing Glen Town Board unanimously voted to approve a resolution amending zoning regulations that are related to the proposed facility.
Biosolids Processor Eyes Montgomery County Site

Source: https://www.recordernews.com/news/local-ne...

Numerous Environmental Violations at Mountaire in Millsboro

Millsboro, DE (11/18/17) - Mountaire Farm recently received a notice of violations by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Water. Among the violations listed in the notice was a violation from when Mountaire land applied biosolids throughout the summer of 2017 without notifying or submitting a cropping plan to DNREC. 

Source: http://www.doverpost.com/news/20171118/num...

WOYM: Sewage Sludge by Any Other Name Would Smell as ... Sweet Profits for Region's Farmers

Roanoke, VA (11/19/17) - Western Virginia Water Authority’s wastewater treatment plant treats an average of 37 million gallons of wastewater daily. The facility offers their biosolids to local farmers for free and currently has a three year waiting list for farms looking to receive the solids. 

Source: http://www.roanoke.com/news/woym-sewage-sl...

Why a Proposed Sludge Treatment Plant May Have Hit a Bump in the Road

Plainfield Township, PA (12/1/17) - Synagro’s proposed heat recovery center at the Grand Central Sanitary Landfill in Plainfield Township has come across another hurdle. The facility would not follow a township zoning ordinance that requires buildings be built on property that has frontage on a public street or private street.

Source: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/slate-belt...

Sludge Treatment Plant Developers Revise Plans for Slate Belt Site

Sludge Treatment Plant Developers Revise Plans for Slate Belt Site
Slate Belt, PA (10/10/17) -- Synagro has submitted a revised application to Plainfield Township. The application has eliminated the contentious plan to discharge water into local creeks and has addressed other small concerns from the original application.
Big Crowd Expected for Sludge-to-Fertilizer Meeting

Source: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/slate-belt...

Rocket Fuel: Sydney Solids the Country’s Golden Manure

Sydney, Australia (9/9/17) -- Sydney Water is producing about 180,000 metric tons of biosolids fertilizer. Sheep farmer Stuart Kelly is ecstatic about the results he is seeing on his grazing fields and in the size of his sheep and the volume of wool they grow.
How Human Waste is Helping Aussie Farmers Get the Best out of Their Land

Source: http://www.forbesadvocate.com.au/story/491...

Award-Winning BIosolids Facility Offer Free Drop-Off This Saturday

Fort Wayne, IN (9/8/17) -- Fort Wayne City Utilities’ Biosolids and Composting Facility was honored with the 2017 Residuals & Resource Recovery Award for Excellence in Operation by the Indiana Water Environment Association. The facility held a day where residents of Allen County could dispose of yard and garden waste, tree branches, brush and grass clippings free of charge.
Verbatim: City Biosolids Facility to Offer Free Drop-off Saturday to County Residents

Source: https://www.cityoffortwayne.org/latest-new...