70 minutes | Jul 10, 2020

Episode 6: Industrial Composting

In this episode, Maris and Michael have a conversation with Clay Ezell from The Compost Company, an industrial composting facility, about how industrial composting differs from backyard composting and why Nashville is one of the few cities in the country who have a service like this that accepts food scraps and compostable plastics.   We discuss why burying organic waste in a landfill is not composting and bounce around ideas for large scale composting including a look at Sevierville Solid Waste's hybrid facility that diverts 70% of their waste stream. The question we keep coming back to is that if composting works and recycling is broken, why aren't cities switching to curbside composting?
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