Green / Food / agricultural Waste
208 Tons Per Year diverted organics
120 Tons Per Year Sequestered CO2
Skyland Lodge is nestled along Skyline Drive's highest elevation of 3,680 feet in the center of Shenandoah National Park. This remote location has proven to be a challenge for waste management of onsite food waste and horse manure/bedding. Located an hour drive to any neighboring town, hauling materials was proving to be costly and inefficient. National Park requirements also prohibit food-waste composting on the ground in the Park. Also, with their surrounding black bear population, Skyland Lodge needed a way to compost without attracting and endangering the local populations of black bears.
- Fully Self-Contained
- Withstand High Elevation Climate Conditions
- Excellent Odor Control
- Bear Proofing
Scott Stillwagon, Environmental Manager for Delaware North at Shenandoah National Park, indicated that they have been "super pleased with everything" related to the composting system. Scott has been impressed with the lack of odors. "The odor control is perfect," he said. "You don't notice any odors unless the doors are opened." With a very active bear season this spring and challenges with the bears all around the Park, it is exciting to hear that there have been no bears attracted to the compost site. Scott also commented on the unexpected capacity of the Earth Flow, "I'm shocked at how much material we can put into the machine. That's been a huge eye opener. We have plenty of capacity for our needs."