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1 Green Lane Mechanized Composting Facility St. Thomas, Ontario First municipal composting system in Canada (established 1994)

2 Site visit – 11 October 1995 Brock University Burapha University Municipality of Laem Chabang

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4 The process: Organics are taken from the holding area into the covered composting building where it is placed at the beginning of the 5 zone channels A mixing machine moves the compost forward as it heats through microbial action and breaks down By the 21st day a finished soil enhancer is removed.

5 Visiting delegation form Chonburi Province, Thailand

6 Paul van der Wef with roll-off household / ICI organics container

7 Roll-off household / ICI organics container

8 Interior view of organics container

9 Aeration / drainage screen in bottom of organics container

10 Organics collectoin containers

11 Exterior of mechanized composting facility

12 Mixing of incoming organics with high-carbon co-compost

13 Interior of compost building showing trenches and access path

14 Compost trench with wood chip co-compost awaiting mixing

15 Mechanical mixer moving down trench

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17 Side view of mechanical mixer moving down trench

18 Mechanical mixer moving down trench

19 End view of composting trench

20 Mechanical mixer– note vapour from hot compost

21 Mechanical mixer moving down trench

22 Compost is virtually odourless

23 End of concrete compost trenches with finished product (21 days)

24 Blended compost

25 Conveyer and container for finished compost

26 Conveyer for finished compost

27 Conveyer and container for finished compost

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29 Ventilation manifold and odour-controlling biofilter

30 Ventilation manifold tile (below biofilter) Air passes through slots and biofilter medium to remove odours

31 Ventilation manifold and odour-controlling biofilter

32 Biofilter medium – mostly finished compost and solids for aeration

33 Manager Paul van der Werf and finished compost

34 Experimental garden late in season (after frost and harvesting)

35 Conclusion of visit


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