- Ooooh that smell
Can’t you smell that smell
- Lynyrd Skynyrd
“Organic recycler faces regulatory wrath” is the headline of this article in Monday’sTimes of Trenton, but you might wonder why after reading the opening paragraphs:
Eastern Organic Resources has big plans for the decomposing fruit, vegetables and grass clippings it collects at its composting plant in Springfield, Burlington County, hoping to enclose the pungent piles and generate enough methane gas to power a 5-megawatt cogeneration plant at neighboring McGuire Air Force Base.
If the company wins approval from regulators, it would be the first commercial food waste composter in the state to produce both soil and fuel, solid waste experts say.
Eastern Organic’s plans sound like a win-win scenario. But read on and you’ll
understand the problem in a story that highlights the pitfalls and promise of
recycling and renewable energy.