Reduce or eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers.
Promote higher yields of agricultural crops.
Facilitate reforestation, wetlands restoration, and habitat revitalization efforts by amending contaminated, compacted, and marginal soils.
Cost-effectively remediate soils contaminated by hazardous waste.
Remove solids, oil, grease, and heavy metals from stormwater runoff.
Avoids Methane and leachate formulation in landfills.
Capture and destroy 99.6 percent of industrial volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) in contaminated air. See Innovative Uses of Compost: Bioremediation and Pollution Prevention.
Provide cost savings of at least 50 percent over conventional soil, water, and air pollution remediation technologies, where applicable. See Analysis of Composting as an Environmental Remediation Technology
Reduces the need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides.
Serves as a marketable commodity and is a low-cost alternative to standard landfill cover and artificial soil amendments.
Extends municipal landfill life by diverting organic materials from landfills.
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