After an 18-month, nationwide search, Bertrand found the system the company was looking for: Covered Aerated Static
Pile (CASP) composting.
The CASP is an advanced system of composting that:
a) dramatically speeds up the composting process,
b) creates high-quality compost,
c) and diverts at least 85% of organic waste from landfills.
The CASP system converts organic material rapidly without physical manipulation during primary composting. The blended mixture is placed on perforated piping, providing air circulation for controlled aeration. Also, it works well for processing wet materials and large volumes.
Thanks to the CASP system, American Organics can convert organic material into compost in about one-third the time of traditional methods. Currently, American Organics can process 460 tons a day; that capacity is expected to grow to 700 tons per day by the end of the year.
In the first few weeks of operation, the CASP system is achieving a diversion rate of 85%. American Organics anticipates the facility will reach an even higher diversion rate in the future. “It’s working far better than we expected,” Bertrand said. “It consumes less power, and the processing line is faster. It was