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Moving the Green Waste348 viewsMaterial is moved from the green waste pile to the sifting screen by the crew.
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Green Waste onto Sifting Screen352 viewsA long screen is used for sifting and sorting the garden waste.
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Sifting and Sorting the Green Waste336 viewsTrash and foreign objects (plastic, metal, glass, etc.) are sorted out of the green waste material. Dirt clods are broken up and dropped below the sifting screen as dirt will jam the shredder.
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Trash in Green Waste342 viewsSamples of trash found in the green waste. Metal and glass objects are especially dangerous for the crew and equipment if they get into the shredder.
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Shredding the Material321 viewsSorted material being fed into the shredder.
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Shredding the Material328 viewsAnother view of the green waste being fed into the shredder. The shredded material is blown out below onto a concrete pad where it is formed into a pile.
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Building the Shred Pile339 viewsAs the pile of green waste builds up it gets watered. Watering the material helps accelerate the composting process.
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Water350 viewsWater is a valued resource at Ocean View Farms.
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Fralo Water Tank - Upper Garden Area316 viewsRainwater runoff is collected in the Fralo Water Tank at the top of the garden above Phase II. The tank has a total capacity of 1311 gallons (4962 liters).
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Fralo Water Tank333 viewsWater runoff is collected from the roof of the nearby Little League equipment shed.
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Fralo Water Tank332 viewsFrom the Little League shed the runoff water is filtered into the tank. An underground water pipe runs from the tank to the lower composting area.
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Spigot - Fralo Water Tank325 viewsThe spigot for the Fralo water tank is located just outside the shredder shed on the left-hand side.
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