Composting for Mines and Remote Sites
For mines and communities in remote areas, composting organic waste on-site has the clear advantage of avoiding landfill and/or incineration, thereby reducing the environmental impact as well as operational costs.
The image below depicts a project that is adapted for on-site composting at a mine. Click on the image to get a closer look at the different parts and accessories available for managing organic wastes at the mine site.
This image presents a Brome Composting System including: a composter equipped with an extension module to lengthen it to up to 32 feet, a sliding door for easy introduction of materials, a mixer as well as a conveyor. The materials reception area is ideal for storing organic matter in preparation for the creation of the composting recipe.
It is possible to configure and adapt the various components to your specific needs. Contact us for more information.
Operating a remote facility with many workers (mines, construction sites, among others) requires a proper waste management plan. Site accessibility for waste collection is often a challenge or is downright impossible. On-site composting of organics has many advantages:
- Eliminate costs related to incineration
- Avoids landfilling
- Eliminate tipping fees;
- Reduce your transportation costs when shipping to a landfill or treatment facility;
- Meet government targets for reducing landfill volumes;
- Reduce your organic waste management costs by composting on a daily basis;
- Avoid vectors for attracting wildlife;
- Generate additional income through the production of compost: a soil amendment that improves soil fertility and stucture.
- Minimal operating costs;
- Few workers needed;
- Simple installation;
- Better control over the composting process;
- Better control over odor management;
- Better control over ambient conditions : temperature, humidity, evaporation and the risk of unpleasant odors.
In addition, compost can be used in the reclamation process to contribute to the bioremediation of the site upon the closure of operations. Compared to landfilling, composting in-vessel does not contribute to the deterioration of groundwater quality or the production of greenhouse gases.
BROME Compost offers different composter models and complementary equipment as well as services to adapt to the composting needs of your mining operation or worker’s camp in more isolated regions.