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Composting Facility

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Practice Code: 317

A composting facility is a structure or device that uses controlled aerobic decomposition to transform waste organic material into a biologically stable product that can be used as a soil amendment.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical GuideConservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Access Road
Animal Mortality Facility
Critical Area Planting
Filter Strip
Heavy Use Area Protection
Nutrient Management
Roof Runoff Structure
Roofs and Covers
Vegetated Treatment Area
Waste Recycling
Waste Storage Facility

Additional Information

The following web sites provide additional information related to this conservation practice.

Cornell Composting - Cornell University
Cornell Waste Management Institute - Cornell University
Field Guide to On-Farm Composting
Soils and Compost - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA)

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.


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