IASP food and biosolids composting pilot study was performed in Springvale, Utah in April 2008 by South Utah Valley Solid Waste District.
The recent increase in popularity of composting can be attributed to several factors, including increasing landfill tipping fees and decreasing landfill capacity. At the same time, composting offers attractive benefits to the food industry, agriculture, and environment. Food companies can benefit economically by the lower disposal fee charged by the composting facilities. Composting benefits the food industry by getting rid of large amount of recyclable raw ingredients and lets their customers know that they are environmentally aware. Composting also benefits to agriculture because it’s process stops certain plant diseases and parasites while killing weed seeds. Composting benefits to the environment too. By conserving water and soil, protecting groundwater, and drastically reducing the need for pesticides and fertilizers, composting helps our environment.