Loudoun to Study Expanded Composting Program

Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Koran T. Saines (D-Sterling) has proposed expanding the county landfill’s limited composting program, with an aim to reduce the waste headed into the landfill and incinerators, and put nutrients back into the ecosystem by producing fertilizer, mulch and other products.

According to a report prepared by Saines’ office, currently the landfill operates a compost program only producing enough soil for internal landfill use. Loudoun could follow Fairfax County’s lead to accept food scraps for composting every day of the week, producing soil, fertilizer, and mulch.

County supervisors approved study work to determine the costs and changes necessary for such a program unanimously; staff members are expected to report back to the county board with those results and options.

3 thoughts on “Loudoun to Study Expanded Composting Program

  • 2021-08-03 at 5:01 pm

    I would only support this project if it generated money for the county by selling the compost. If this is just another project to increase county spending to heck with it.

  • 2021-08-03 at 6:58 pm

    Great idea. Loudoun could consider taking steps to reduce the garbage we bury to. Maybe even emphasize/show support for all local restaurants that stop using one use plastics too. 🙂

  • 2021-08-04 at 8:56 am

    When it comes to the landfill and solid waste, if the BoS gave even one iota of care about the people of Loudoun, they would focus their incredible intellect and massive problem creating/solving skills on reducing the wait times to use the facility. The line to pass through the scales often extends halfway to Evergreen Mills. How is this an acceptable level of service?

    Secondly, they would find a way to solve the problems at the Western Loudoun “recycling” center. The bins are always overflowing and the refuse piles are simply foul. If you want residents to recycle, then make this a priority. The Hamilton facility has turned into a de facto dump.

    I’m curious… have any of the esteemed members of the BoS ever used the landfill? If they really want meaningful input,they should ask the hundreds of resident buzzards what they think about a centralized collection of rotting food.

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