The City of Phoenix celebrated the grand opening of its new compost facility designed by Green Mountain Technologies and Arrington Watkins Architects on April 20th, 2017. Michael Bryan-Brown and Jeff Gage of Green Mountain Technologies attended the ribbon cutting ceremony along with Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix City Council members and over 100 guests. The compost facility is capable of processing up to 110,000 tons of green and food waste per year and will divert more than 10% of waste currently being sent to the landfill. The award-winning design which earned the Envision® Silver Rating from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure will enable the city to expand its operations in the future to process up to 220,000 tons per year. Phoenix has ambitious waste reduction goals and plans to increase their diversion rate to 40% by 2020. They have taken the first step to meet this goal by composting their food and green waste. GMT is honored to have their state-of-the-art designs and composting technologies contribute to the City of Phoenix’s waste diversion goals.

To see the PHX TV news story on the event, follow the link to watch the video:

Phoenix Opens New 27-acre Compost Facility to Divert More Food Waste and Green Organics

To read more about the event and what the City of Phoenix hopes to accomplish by composting, follow the link below to read an article published by PR Newswire:

Phoenix’s 27th Avenue Compost Facility Earns Envision (R) Silver Rating from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure 

To see more technical aspects of the project, follow the link below to watch our Youtube video about the design:

City of Phoenix Turned Aerated Pile (TAP) Composting System Flyover