Your Recipe for Success
Whether you are having issues with your existing compost facility or looking to open a new one, success starts and ends with your recipe. To successfully compost, it is essential that you understand the density, moisture content, nutrients and energy of your feedstocks and plan accordingly.
If you are having issues aerating your piles, getting them to heat up, maintaining/leaching water, or with odor emissions chances are your compost recipe is off. If this is the case, reach out, and we will work with you to make the necessary adjustments.
Test Vessel Trial
If you would like some hard data on how your feedstocks compost, reach out and we can run a trial in our test vessel. Every test includes premixing, temperature monitoring, controlled aeration, and a soil test from an STA approved lab.
“I first met Jeff around 1992, when my agency assigned me to find out why a major composting operation in our jurisdiction was creating odors that could be smelled 11 miles away. At that time Jeff was the manager of the LRI facility in Gig Harbor, WA. Jeff took me under his wing and taught me the basics of composting, and how to do it odor free. As the last two decades have gone by, Jeff became the go-to guy in the State of Washington, whenever I needed to learn something about composting not yet covered in the literature. My agency has never had to write a nuisance ticket on ANY of the facilities he was involved with. Lenz Composting, the composting factory at LRI Puyallup, and LRI Gig Harbor facility all have clean records with us. If you have two dozen suddenly deceased cattle to compost, (all in one pile), there is no one else I would trust to do the job. A couple of winters ago Jeff did just that at Lenz Composting, ODOR FREE! I’ve seen it, I’ve smelt it, and my agency has pictures to prove it.”
- Claude Williams, PE; Puget Sounds Clean Air Agency, Seattle WA, psclearair.org