Numerous technologies have been developed to reduce the environmental impact of waste disposal facilities. Of these technologies, anaerobic digestion (AD) is the most proven technology, with the fewest operational risks.
Manassas, VA (PRWEB) April 17, 2013
When people think about landfills, the mind doesn’t paint an appealing picture. However, while landfills aren’t aesthetically pleasing, there are numerous benefits to landfills, many of them environmental.
Municipal solid waste (or MSW) landfills have been converting waste to energy since the 1890’s. However, until recently, this was done through the process of combustion in what are known as waste-to-energy (or WTE) facilities. This is seen, in the EPA’s waste management hierarchy, as being a better option than disposing of the waste in a landfill, but not as good of an option as recycling or composting options.
The EPA waste hierarchy consists of four options. The first, most ideal step is not something which waste management companies can control, as it deals with the source of waste: The individuals and companies who create it. This step is about reducing waste by reusing materials and reducing reliance on non-recyclable materials. From there, the focus shifts to recycling materials where possible.
Numerous technologies have been developed to reduce the environmental impact of waste disposal facilities. Of these technologies, anaerobic digestion (AD) is the most proven technology, with the fewest operational risks. AD refers to the process of using microorganisms, such as bacteria, to break down material without relying on access to oxygen. AD has been used for many years to process wastewater sludge. Now, EnviroSolutions, Inc. is taking this proven technology and using it to create facilities that combine recycling processes with an AD energy recovery process. This creates a materials recovery facility that processes municipal solid waste, and creates energy from the cellulosic and organic fractions of the waste.
“We work hard to make sure that we are minimizing the impact our business has on the environment,” says Gary Hewes, President of EnviroSolutions, Inc. “That’s why we are implementing this proven method for processing solid waste in an environmentally friendly way, and continue to work towards implementing ‘green’ waste control solutions.”
Practices such as these keep EnviroSolutions, Inc. at the forefront of environmentally friendly waste disposal companies and displayed their drive to continue bettering their services by using green business solutions.
About EnviroSolutions, Inc.
For over a decade, EnviroSolutions has been providing waste collection, disposal and recycling services in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. With a targeted focus on customer service and safety, as well as a commitment to the environmental health and the communities of the areas they serve, EnviroSolutions provides complete waste service to the regions they serve including trash hauling, landfill services, and recycling services. Visit ESIWaste.com today for more information.