What type of container is easiest to use to put the sterile by-product into?
We find that a plastic or metal tote that fits under the discharge chute works the best. Find one that’s easily handled and able to easily accept your soil amendment volume.
How should I use my end-product?
You could use it on the grounds of your establishment, at your residence, offer it to a composting facility as cover for static pile composting or simply throw it away with the rest of your waste. Because the end product is 95% dry, it is very stable and can be stored (as long as it is not re-hydrated) for months with no ill effects. Also, keep in mind that if you do apply it to landscaping, the end-product needs to be tilled into the soil, and it will finish the composting process there or it can be mixed 8 or 9 to one with soil and then used as an organic fertilizer.
Is my product actually compost when the cycle is done?
No, this unit decomposes and macerates food waste producing a mulch-like end-product that is suitable for use as a soil amendment. The by-product can be considered a “Sterile Bio-mass” since it has been sterilized by 180 degree F temperatures for several hours. The by-product will complete the composting process when introduced into soil and re-hydrated.
How do I know if my product is safe for soil application?
We recommend an analysis by your local agronomist or fertilizer company of both your soil and the Ecovim System by-product you wish to add to it. The analysis will determine whether or not one will help the other. As you can imagine, the by-products will vary from site-to-site depending on what goes into it. Ecovim has numerous testing analysis results from different parts of the country that we can send to you upon request.
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