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Waste Treatment

A controlled temperature anaerobic digester

Practice Code: 629
Reporting Unit: Number (No.)

Waste treatment is the mechanical, chemical, or biological treatment of agricultural waste.

Purposes and Benefits

  • By-products can offset treatment costs, produce on-farm savings or generate income
  • Protects surface and groundwater quality by reducing nutrient content, organic strength, and/or pathogen levels of agricultural waste
  • Improves air quality by reducing odors and gaseous emissions
  • Facilitates desirable waste handling, storage, or land application alternatives

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.


Related Conservation Practices

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

Amendments for Treatment of Agricultural Waste
Anaerobic Digester
Nutrient Management
Waste Recycling
Waste Storage Facility
Waste Transfer

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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