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Cold Weather Composting

Thermophilic microbes living in a hot compost pile thrive at temperatures in the realm of 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. These hot temperatures produce the highest diversity of microbes and are the most productive at composting. However, cold weather can threaten …

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COVID-19 Drives GMT to the IOT (Internet of Things)

When Michael Bryan-Brown, President of Green Mountain Technologies (GMT), first heard Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order on March 23, his first reaction was, “Oh sh*t.” The good news is that composting was designated as an “essential business” for …

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Can You Really Compost in One Day?

Green Mountain Technologies is in the business of manufacturing technologies that help organizations compost. In this business, we often find ourselves in the position of advocating for aerobic composting as a beneficial process and an intelligent way to recycle nutrients. …

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Green Mountain Technologies Granted Composting Patent

Bainbridge Island, WA: Green Mountain Technologies is excited to announce that US Patent number 10414696 has been issued for both radial and circular composting systems. The primary benefit of the new designs is to improve handling efficiency and reduce the …

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Selecting Equipment for Composting Facilities

Proper equipment selection is crucial to developing a successful composting operation. But don’t go about it blindly. Know what you need and how to get it.  Getting Started  The number and variety of composting facilities continues to grow as do …

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How to Control Compost Odors

The first and last concern everyone has about composting is the smell. Compost odors that offend (malodors) can make life very difficult, and coexistence with neighbors sometimes impossible. In other words; all your investment is at risk when you generate …

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Staff from the National Park and Delaware North dining and management with their new Earth Flow. This is from the initial installation of the system in October of 2017.   “I’m shocked at how much material we can put into the …

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So What’s the Deal with Bulking Agents?

So What’s the Deal with Bulking Agents? Understanding how bulking agents function in the compost process allows us to find the optimal material for any composting operation. This article explores: What is bulking agent? Why is it important to the …

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Composting at an Urban Park in Manhattan

CLIENT CHALLENGE The Hudson River Park in Manhattan, NYC is located on a 4-mile stretch of the Hudson River shoreline. The park is the largest open space to undergo construction in Manhattan since the completion of Central Park. The Hudson …