A state-of-the-art landfill, recycling center, composting facility and collection fleet are located at the ACUA Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township.
ACUA operates a 40 million gallon-per-day wastewater facility in Atlantic City, NJ, which is powered by renewable energy.
We are committed to seeking out the most sustainable and effective technologies to power our facilities and operations.
By Sara Verrillo
Environmental Park is home to a composting facility that turns yard waste that’s
Atlantic County homes or dropped off at our facility into our 100% recycled
compost product, EcoSoil.
yard waste accounts for approximately 14 percent* of the waste stream. Through composting,
we divert this material from the landfill and create a usable and effective product.
waste typically consists of grass clippings, leaves, sticks, and other tree
trimmings. Because it is recycled into compost, it's important that only accepted items are placed out in your yard waste collection. Please DO NOT include:
Once yard waste makes its way to our compost site, it goes through a
grinder, which breaks down the material into finer pieces. It is then placed in windrows about six feet high and 500 feet long where
it sits for several months to decompose. During this period of decomposition,
the windrows are turned weekly, which adds oxygen to the pile, speeds up the
process, and helps minimize odors.
After the material is finished curing, it is processed through a
screening machine to remove any large debris and refine the compost. The final
product, EcoSoil, is ready to be used in flower beds and vegetable gardens!
Because it is made with natural materials, EcoSoil is filled with essential nutrients that enrich soil. It helps increase moisture capacity and stabilizes soils that are sandy, loamy or clay-based. Each year more than 20,600 tons of yard waste is processed and more than 6,500 cubic yards are sold to area landscapers and residents.
Watch the entire process in this short video:
ACUA Environmental Park6700 Delilah RoadEgg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
ACUA Wastewater Treatment Plant1801 Absecon Blvd.Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 996Pleasantville, NJ 08232
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