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Updated: 02/23/2014 08:00:02AM

New bio-recycling center opens

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SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY

Bob Pepperman, project development manager, stands in front of the shed that holds rows of compost waiting to be churned by the windrowturner.

SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY

A windrowturner aerates the compost by turning each pile five times within a 15-day period until it reaches 131 degrees.

SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY

One of the two huge canopies on the site that will protect the aerating compost from the weather.

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A poster describing the process that takes biosolids and transforms them into an all-purpose Class AA compost.

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An aerial view of the Synagro bio-recycling center located at the Zemel Road landfill.

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An aerial view of the Synagro bio-recycling center located at the Zemel Road landfill.

By AL HEMINGWAY

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SOUTH OF PUNTA GORDA — The proper disposal of sludge, commonly referred to as biosolids, from wastewater treatment facilities and sewage treatment plants has always been a problem to manage.

This, however, may be a thing of the past in Charlotte County.

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