Scaling to Meet Expanded Organics Diversion Programs in Ontario
All Treat Farms, operated by Walker Environmental Group Inc, has processed yard waste, SSO, and AD Digestate at its Arthur Compost site for more than 15 years using a 32 Heap GORE® Cover System. In 2021, as the result of an expanded organics diversion program in the region, Walker All Treat Farms needed to increase capacity without increasing the footprint of the facility.
Site Name: Walker All Treat Farms
Ownership: Walker Environmental Group, Inc.
Location: Arthur, Ontario Canada
Start-Up Date: December 2022
Product: 32 SG BUNKER® System with GORE® Cover
Input Quantity: 100,000 M-Tons per year expansion, 200,000 total capacity
No. of Heaps: 32 heaps, 32 covers, 50m x 8m x 3.7m each
Treatment Time: 8 weeks/batch in 3 phases:
Phase 1 (covered): 4 weeks
Phase 2 (covered): 2 weeks
Phase 3 (uncovered): 2 weeks
Aeration: In-Ground Trenching
Control Parameters: Oxygen Control Mode
Input Material: Source Separated Organics, AD Digestate, Yard & Green Waste
a) Pre-Treatment (Grinders)
b) Front-end loaders
c) Trommel Screen
d) Water Truck
End Product: High-Quality Finished Compost sold under the All Treat Farms brand name
THE SG SOLUTION
Meeting Requirements While Producing High-Quality Compost
To maximize the All Treat Farms capacity within the existing footprint, an upgrade to a 32 SG BUNKER® System was decidedly the best choice. Featuring SG’s advanced compost control system and 32 GORE® Covers, the facility will process the expanded feedstock quantity while continuing to meet environmental regulations.
Unique to the Sustainable Generation Compost Control System are features to make the operation of the facility run smoother while optimizing the process control for the highest quality output material.
Of significant importance to the All Treat Farms project was the SG BUNKER® System with GORE® Cover capability to comply with the state and local regulatory requirements and resource efficiency:
Meeting air quality standards for Odor control
Meeting Vector Attraction Reduction (VAR) requirements;
Meet Time and Temperature requirements (PFRP) for pathogen reduction
Produce high-quality finish compost
Clear Separation of Leachate from Stormwater
Low Power Consumption
Lowest Total Cost of Ownership over the life of the facility
The SG BUNKER® System at the Walker All Treat Farms Compost Facility
A Sustainable Solution with True Scale
Construction for the project is complete and the compost site is currently operational. Check back for results and updates on this facility.