In 1994, the City of Denton, TX developed an innovative biosolids recycling program that produces compost, soil blend, and a variety of mulches. In addition to the use of biosolids from the city’s wastewater treatment plant, the Beneficial Reuse operation also diverts yard waste and clean brush from the municipally-owned landfill. In FY ’20, the City of Denton received, and diverted, nearly 26 tons of yard waste and brush to be used in its compost operation. The program is known as “Dyno Dirt”.
By Sally Brown, University of Washington
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