How Reunity Creates Compost

One of our Aerated Static Piles.

Reunity Resources’ composting facility operates on a unique Aerated Static Pile system. This means that rather than running large machinery to turn the piles for aeration (which results in tremendous CO2 output as well as a pile that often goes anaerobic and thus creates methane), we aerate our windrows from the inside out, with a simple timed fan on a perforated pipe running through the base of the pile. The regular infusion of air into the center of the pile allows cooking temperatures to reach 130-160 degrees Fahrenheit, which in turn allows us to accept ALL food waste and certified compostable wares from our local restaurants, schools and institutions.¬† Exclusions standard for home size piles (such as no meat, dairy or citrus) do not apply, because the Aerated Static Pile (ASP) system can break down even these items.

A commercial composting cart from one of our local partner restaurants.

Our compost is a proprietary blend of local food waste, local mulch and clean ruminant manure, cooked on the ASP for approximately thirty days, then screened to 3/8″ and cured for a minimum of another thirty days.

Reunity Resources prides itself on quality, with ongoing evaluations of the beneficial microbiology present in the compost by staff as well as third-party, certified labs. We take building soil seriously, and Reunity Resources’ compost has been approved for use on certified organic farms.

Due to the initial high temperature processing, all weed seeds are killed, allowing you to spread our compost with confidence.

 

The Reunity Resources commercial composting yard in Santa Fe with the aerated static pile system at work.