Total Residuals Management for Industrial Food Processors

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Organics Workshop- Mixed Organics Streams as Feedstock and Products: Jen McDonnell from Casella Organics shows how they are innovating and collaborating with businesses to help diverts organics.

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Total Residuals Management for Industrial Food Processors

  1. 1. Casella Organics 1Total Residuals ManagementFor Industrial FoodProcessorsMassRecycleConference 2013
  2. 2. Casella Organics 2Putting “Waste to Work” using DiversifiedResiduals Management Solutions
  3. 3. Casella OrganicsRecycling Drivers for Industrial Food Processors3• Customer demand•WalMart Index and other Retailer Sustainability Initiatives• Requests for tracking and reporting• Regulations•MADEP Solid Waste Disposal ban•Organics Waste Ban• Waste to Income•Paper•Plastic•UVO• Residuals to Energy and Re Use•Electricity•Bio Diesel
  4. 4. Casella OrganicsCase Study – Frozen Prepared Meats/Entrée Manufacturer• Privately held• Located in Eastern MA• Steady growth over last decade• Multiple residuals streams• Resource Optimization Philosophy• Not just saving $ by recycling- but• Finding value in residuals4
  5. 5. Casella OrganicsTotal Residuals Management Services for IndustryIndustrial Residual Casella Services Annual ValueMSW $180,000Sludge(wastewater treatment)$240,000Expired/rejected product $50,000Processing byproducts•Solid•Liquids – used oils$150,000$450,000Packaging & paper $25,000Plastics $2,000Wood – pallets $10,0005Income Generated 2012 = $487,000Net Expense $133,000/yearPrevious costs >$500K/year
  6. 6. Casella OrganicsLiquids: WasteWater Treatment Sludge and UVO61M/gal+ per year of sludgeGenerating 1,200 MwH /yr*Collected, reprocessedGrease and Cooking oilsGenerating $>450,000 inIncome and 25,000 gal ofBio-Diesel fuel*Average, across digester feedstock recipe
  7. 7. Casella Organics 7Jordan Dairy Farm Digester Dashboard
  8. 8. Casella OrganicsFor Success, Collaboration and Cooperation are Essential8Training & Education•New Hire Orientation•Ongoing refreshersLeadership Support is Crucial!Make Rules & Stick to them:•Surcharges and fees forcontamination (Quality Std)•Three strikes policy•Less can be more
  9. 9. Casella OrganicsRecycling Organics into Soil Amendments and Nutrients9
  10. 10. Casella OrganicsWin-win Local Resource Loops10Before and After BioMix® Application
  11. 11. Casella OrganicsIn Sum: Partnering with Industry for SustainabilityTotal Residuals Management•Diverse solutions•Alignment of Goals•Income from Residuals•Environmental benefits– GHG reductions– Clean power– Nutrients– Closed loop recycling11

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