Sparta and Komptech collaboration to help Virginia composter divert 80,000 tons per year
Sparta and Komptech have teamed up to provide a cutting edge front-end processing system for Freestate Farms' new composting facility in Prince William County, Virginia. As a public-private partnership, the vision for the project is to divert roughly 80,000 tons per year of yard and food waste from the landfill, turning it into a useable product that benefits local residents and the environment.
The Sparta-Komptech system efficiently mechanizes the opening of the bags (using a low speed Komptech Terminator shredder). This uniformly presents a liberated stream of compostables to manual sorters on a Sparta sort line with overhead vacuum hood system. These sorters efficiently remove the plastic bags and any other contaminants, readying the cleaned up organics stream to go to Free State Farms' mass aeration beds and state-of-the-art composting process.
According to Sparta, after only about 45 days and one additional screening step, compost is finished and ready for beneficial reuse as a fertilizer or soil amendment product.