Salinas Valley Case Study






Aerial Overview

design features

aerated static pile system

Green / Food Waste

temperate climate

environmental impact

75K Tons Per Year diverted organics

47K Tons Per Year Sequestered CO2

Client’s Requirements:
Salinas Valley is one of the largest agricultural regions in the United States, producing large quantities of bagged leafy greens. With the introduction of California Senate Bill 1383, Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (SVSWA) was searching for a cost effective way to keep organic waste, namely packaged food out of their landfill. Recognizing the huge regional market for fertilizer and cost-effective nature of compost, SVSWA went out to bid for an Aerated Static Pile (ASP) composting system to complement their operating landfill.

  • Low cost
  • Meet California compliance standards

Client Feedback:
 “The soil is delicious! I mean just look at it! And the planter beds are so deep. We're spoiled to get to start our garden with such amazing soil. However, I have worked really hard for that compost. It's well worth it though. The soil gives me as much pleasure as the vegetables growing in it.”


The Author

Green Mountain Technologies

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At Green Mountain Technologies, it’s all about compost. Since 1992, we’ve been dedicated to helping forward-thinking organizations reduce their environmental footprint, save money and produce high quality compost.