Recycling Council of Alberta launches province’s first on-farm composting guide
The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) has developed an Introductory Guide to On-Farm Composting
to support farmers, ranchers, and landowners interested in composting organics from municipalities and businesses. The guide follows a case study of Central Alberta’s Stickland Farms that has been processing food scraps and biosolids into nutrient-rich compost for its fields.
The guide establishes basic information about setting up an on-farm composting operation, including the regulations to follow and processes for managing organics. By applying compost, farmers can reduce the use of synthetic fertilizers, increase crop yields, and improve overall soil quality.
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