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Shredded Green Waste327 viewsShredded green waste is moved to the composting bays where it gets another dose of water.
Stable Waste329 viewsRaw stable waste is brought down from the upper bins and piled near composting bays for the convenience of the crew.
Stable Waste330 viewsStable waste is moved to the edge of the composting bay.
Stable Waste349 viewsThe crew mixes in stable waste with the shredded material then it all gets watered thoroughly. Moisture helps keep the bacteria in the manure alive so they can break down the green waste. Composting needs all three components (green waste, manure and water) to be successful.
Completed Beginning Bay323 viewsDepending on the season and volume of material it takes approximately 3 to 4 weeks to completely fill a Beginning bay. Once a Beginning bay in one row has been filled the crew moves on to the next Beginning bay.
Covered Compost Bays316 viewsCompost bays are kept covered to keep the moisture from evaporating. It also helps elevate the temperature of the material which accelerates the composting process.
Turning Schedule349 viewsThe material is turned on a regular basis. Careful notes are kept about when the material is flipped from one bay to another.
Turning the Material364 viewsMaterial being turned from the first Intermediate bay into the second Intermediate bay. This aerates the material to keep the organisms alive that keep the composting breakdown going.
Turning the Material341 viewsIt takes three turns over several months before the material is finally ready. Hard work but very satisfying when finished.
Compost "Not Ready" Sign337 viewsThis sign means none of the Ready compost bays is open.
Compost Available313 viewsWhen the "No" is removed a Ready bay is open for business.
Ready Sign329 viewsThe Ready sign indicates which of the three bays is ready for use.
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