Composting is an acceptable and recommended means of recycling organic wastes and is gaining acceptance in the U.S. as a method for stabilizing/sanitizing animal wastes which includes poultry. At Monolithic in Italy, Texas, an IASP poultry waste pilot study was conducted in September 2008.
The new triple layer compost cover manufactured by Monolithic on behalf of MOR was tested for it’s ability to contain odor molecules and heat while withstanding the constantly changing weather conditions of Texas. Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO’s) including poultry generate more than 136 million metric tons (dry weight basis) of waste products per year and this could threaten the surface and below-ground water resources if not managed correctly. Composting is a totally natural decomposition process, which if performed under controlled conditions, will produce a quality product that can be used.