Jan 09 2013
Composting Begins at Landfill
Wednesday, 09 January 2013

 

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            The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and City Council met last night for a joint work session to discuss a number of topics pertaining to both governing bodies. One item on the agenda was an update on the bio solids composting plan. City Manager Aimée Kniaziowski said the assembly and council worked diligently over the last six months to find a solution to the city’s sludge problem.

  The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and City Council met last night for a joint work session to discuss a number of topics pertaining to both governing bodies. One item on the agenda was an update on the bio solids composting plan. City Manager Aimée Kniaziowski said the assembly and council worked diligently over the last six months to find a solution to the city’s sludge problem.

 

--             (Joint Session  1  :26                          “The borough staff and city staff worked…Class B as directed by the landfill staff.”)

 

                She said the plan bought the city some time in finding a permanent solution.    

 

--             (Joint Session  2  :27                          “This agreement gives us until August… to composting to Class A standards.”)

 

                Quayanna Development Corporation of Kodiak is the company hoping to pursue the class A compost and is in charge of obtaining those permits. Peter Olsen is the president of QDC and said the company has been working with the Class B compost at the landfill as well. 

 

--             (Joint Session  3  :34                          “You are now in the composting business …match up with actual experience.”)

 

                   Olsen said it takes about a week to make a full batch of compost. He said the company is at the beginning of a steep learning curve in terms of composting, but plans to be very diligent in testing and ensuring the process and outcome are safe and rewarding.